Nathan DANE, Congress, MA (1752-1835)


DANE, Nathan, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Ipswich, Mass., December 29, 1752; was graduated from Harvard College in 1778; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Beverly, Mass., in 1782; member of the State house of representatives 1782-1785; Member of the Continental Congress 1785-1788; served in the State senate in 1790, 1791, and 1794-1797; judge of the court of common pleas for Essex County in 1794; commissioner to codify the laws of Massachusetts in 1795; presidential elector on the Clinton ticket in 1812; was selected the same year to make a new publication of the statutes; member of the Hartford convention of 1814; elected delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1820, but did not serve; died in Beverly, Essex County, Mass., February 15, 1835; interment in Central Cemetery.


Johnson, Andrew J. The Life and Constitutional Thought of Nathan Dane. New York: Garland, 1987.

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