John BRODHEAD, Congress, NH (1770-1838)


BRODHEAD, John, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Lower Smithfield, Pa., October 5, 1770; attended the common schools and Stroudsburg (Pa.) Academy; studied theology; was ordained a minister and active in ministerial service for forty-four years; moved in 1796 to New England where he became supervisor of Methodist societies in the Connecticut Valley; settled in Canaan, N.H., in 1801; moved to Newfields Village, Newmarket, N.H., in 1809; member of the State senate 1817-1827; officiated as chaplain of the State house of representatives in 1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1832 and resumed his ministerial duties; died in Newfields, Rockingham County, N.H., April 7, 1838; interment in Locust Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present