Not to be confused with contemporary poet Joshua Gage
Joshua Gage (August 7, 1763 – January 24, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Harwich, Massachusetts, Gage completed preparatory studies. In 1795, he moved to Augusta, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts). He was a master mariner, and subsequently became engaged in mercantile pursuits. Gage was the Chairman of the Augusta, Massachusetts, Board of Selectmen, in 1803. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He also served as Treasurer of Kennebec County from 1810 to 1831.
Gage was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). After leaving the House Gage served as member of the Executive Council of Maine in Governor Parris‘ administration. Gage died in Augusta on January 24, 1831.
- United States Congress. “Joshua Gage (id: G000003)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- North, James W. (1870), The history of Augusta, from the earliest settlement to the present time, Augusta, ME: Clapp & North, p. 874.
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Samuel S. Conner
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from Massachusetts’s 19th congressional district
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819