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Quaker Politicians in New Hampshire
(Religious Society of Friends)

  John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) — of Amesbury, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., December 17, 1807. Poet; newspaper editor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835; Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1842. Quaker. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H., September 7, 1892 (age 84 years, 265 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Whittier (1760-1830) and Abigail (Hussey) Whittier (1780-1857); third cousin twice removed of Robert Foss Fernald; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Davis, William Henry Barnum (1818-1889), George Winthrop Maston Pitman and Joseph Pitman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham Davenport
  The city of Whittier, California, is named for him.  — Whittier College, in Whittier, California, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John Greenleaf Whittier Lewis
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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