Samuel Livermore ( born May 14, 1732 in Waltham, Massachusetts, † May 18, 1803 in Holderness, New Hampshire ) was an American politician. He sat for New Hampshire in the Continental Congress and represented the state later in both chambers of Congress.
Lawyer and politician
After attending school in his hometown of Waltham sat Samuel Livermore his education at the College of New Jersey, later Princeton University, fort, where he made his degree in 1752. He subsequently studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1756 and commenced practice in Waltham. 1758 he moved to Portsmouth in New Hampshire; later he settled in Londonderry.
Even before the founding of the United States Livermore was politically active: From 1768 to 1769 it belonged to the General Court at, the colonial Parliament of New Hampshire; thereafter he practiced until 1774, the Office of the Attorney General of the colony. From 1775 he lived in Holderness, where he worked as a prosecutor. During the Revolutionary War he was elected to the Continental Congress, where he initially remained from 1780 to 1782. A further term followed there from 1785 to 1786 In the meantime he had become Chief Justice of New Hampshire.; He held this post from 1782 to 1789. In addition, he took in 1788 at the Constitutional Convention of New Hampshire in part; at the same meeting, he served as its president in 1791.
Member of Congress
Livermore was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives in the first and the second Congress of the United States. During his tenure from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1793, he was among other things, the election committee. He then moved within the Congress in the Senate, where he was part of the pro- Administration Group, was established which later became the Federalist Party. From 6 May to December 4, 1796, he was the first Senate president pro tempore; this office was then again transferred him from the 2nd until December 29, 1799. On June 12, 1801, he finally laid down his mandate for health reasons.
Nearly two years later, Livermore died in Holderness. His son Edward was also a federal congressman, but for the state of Massachusetts. Meanwhile, younger brother Arthur sat for New Hampshire House of Representatives, but as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.