NEWHAMPSHIRE, one of the New England states of the U.S., bordered on the N by QuÉbec Province, Canada; on the E by Maine and the Atlantic Ocean; on the S by Massachusetts; and on the W by Vermont.
NewHampshire’s longest river is the Connecticut R., which rises in a string of lakes at the extreme N end of the state.
The state legislature elects the secretary of state and treasurer; the adjutant general, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, and comptroller are appointed by the governor with the consent of the executive council.
State (pop., 2000: 1,235,786), northeastern U.S. One of the New England states, it is bordered by Canada and the U.S. states of Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont; the Atlantic Ocean lies to the southeast.
NewHampshire was a Jacksonian stronghold; the state sent Franklin Pierce to the White House in the election of 1852.
NewHampshire has a bifurcated executive branch, consisting of the governor and a five-member Executive Council which votes on state contracts over $5,000 and "advises and consents" to the governor's nominations to major state positions such as department heads and all judgeships and pardon requests.
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