John Adams Harper (November 2, 1779 – June 18, 1816) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.
1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Family life 5 References 6 External links
Early life Born in Derryfield, New Hampshire, Harper attended Phillips Exeter Academy in 1794. He studied law and was admitted to the bar about 1802, commencing practice in Sanbornton. Career Harper was the first postmaster of Sanbornton, then moved to Meredith Bridge (now Laconia, Belknap County) in 1806. He served as clerk of the New Hampshire Senate, 1805–1808, was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1809 and 1810. He served in the State militia, 1809–1812. Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress, Harper served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813). He supported the Declaration of War in June 1812, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress. Death Harper died at Meredith Bridge (now Laconia), New Hampshire, on June 18, 1816, (age 36 years, 229 days). He is interred in Union Cemetery, Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Family life Son of William and Mary Lane, Harper married Susan Thom on September l, 1803, and they had three children, Susan, Eliza Jane, and Lucien. References
^ "John Adams Harper". 2014, University of New Hampshire Library. Retrieved 1 August 2014. ^ Tucker, Arnold, Wiener, Pierpaoli, Fredriksen, Spencer, James R., Roberta, Paul G., John C. The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO, 2012. p. 330. Retrieved 2 August 2014. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
United States Congress. "John Adams Harper (id: H000223)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. John Adams Harper entry at The Political Graveyard John Adams Harper at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Nathaniel A. Haven Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire 1811-1813 Succeeded by Roger Vose
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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 70385631 LCCN: n85313308 US Congress: H000