Peleg Tallman (July 24, 1764 – March 12, 1840) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island and attended public schools. He served in the Revolutionary War on the privateer Trumbull, and lost an arm in an engagement in 1780. He was captured and imprisoned by the British. After the War, he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Bath, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts).
He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813). He declined to be a candidate for renomination, and became an overseer of Bowdoin College 1802-1840. Tallman served as a member of the Maine State Senate, and died in Bath. His interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, and was reinterred in Forest Hills Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
- United States Congress. “Peleg Tallman (id: T000033)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Peleg Tallman at Find a Grave
- Tallman Family Papers relating to the Tallman family including Peleg Tallman (1764-1840), Peleg Tallman (1836-1863), Frank G.Tallman (1860-1938) and Annie Dickie Tallman at Hagley Museum and Library
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from Massachusetts’s 16th congressional district