Martin Kinsley (June 2, 1754 – June 20, 1835) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Kinsley graduated from Harvard College in 1778. He studied medicine. He became a purveyor of supplies in the Revolutionary Army. He served as Treasurer of the Town of Hardwick. He moved to Hampden, and was a representative of that town in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He served as member of the executive council in 1810 and 1811, as a judge of the court of common pleas in 1811, as judge of the probate court, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Kinsley was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He died in Roxbury, June 20, 1835.
- This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.
- United States Congress. "Martin Kinsley (id: K000230)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th congressional district
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Maine was set off as a state.
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