Rufus Choate papers
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
In 1827, Choate was elected to the Massachusetts Senate, and in 1831 to the U.S. House of Representatives' from which he resigned in 1834. In the early 1830s, Choate was instrumental in helping to organize the Whig Party in Massachusetts. From 1841-1845 he was a member of the U.S. Senate; and was a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1853. He died in Halifax (en route to Europe) in 1859.
For a more detailed overview of Choate's life and career, see the Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 4.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Choate, Rufus. Papers, 1858, 1869: Finding Aid.
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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