Colonel William A. Phillips

Edward Dowse (October 22, 1756 – September 3, 1828) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Charlestown, Dowse moved to Dedham in March 1798.[1] He purchased five acres of land around the Middle Post Road, today known as High Street.[1] He lived in an already existing house at first, and then built a home on the land in 1804. His brother-in-law was Samuel Nicholson, the first captain of USS Constitution.[1]

After the Revolution, he became a shipmaster and engaged in the East Indian and China carrying trade. Dowse was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1819, until May 26, 1820, when he resigned. He also served as a representative to the Great and General Court in 1821.[2] He died in Dedham on September 3, 1828. He is interred in the Old Village Cemetery.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Worthington, Erastus (January 1898). "The Frigate Constitution and the Avery Oak". The Dedham Historical Register. IX (1): 1–5.
  2. ^ Worthington, Erastus (1827). The History of Dedham: From the Beginning of Its Settlement, in September 1635, to May 1827. Dutton and Wentworth. pp. 106–107. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  3. ^ Smith 1936, p. 146.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel Ruggles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts district 13
March 4, 1819 – May 26, 1820
Succeeded by
William Eustis