The Full Wiki

More info on Orsamus Cook Merrill

Orsamus Cook Merrill: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Orsamus Cook Merrill (June 18, 1775 - April 12, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Vermontmarker.

Born in Farmington, Connecticutmarker, Merrill completed preparatory studies and moved to Bennington, Vermontmarker, in 1791. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He served in the War of 1812 as a major of the Eleventh Regiment, United States Infantry and a lieutenant colonel in the Twenty-sixth Infantry and the Eleventh Infantry. After his armed forces service ended, he became Register of probate in 1815 and served as clerk of the courts in 1816.

Merrill was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819). He presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1819, until January 12, 1820, when he was succeeded by Rollin C. Mallary, who contested his election.

He then served as delegate to the State constitutional convention, served in the Vermont House of Representatives as judge of the probate court, as State's attorney in 1823, and as member of the State executive council 1824-1827. He served as member of the Vermont State Senate, and as Postmaster of Bennington for several years. He resumed the practice of law there, where he died April 12, 1865. He was interred in the Old Cemetery on Bennington Hill.


Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address