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date: 16 November 2019

Atherton, Charles Gordonlocked

(04 July 1804–15 November 1853)
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Atherton, Charles Gordon (04 July 1804–15 November 1853), U.S. representative and senator, was born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, the son of Charles Humphrey Atherton, a politician and lawyer, and Mary Ann Toppan. Atherton graduated in 1822 from Harvard College, where he received a classical education, and he then studied law under the tutelage of his father, a former Federalist politician and one of the most distinguished attorneys in the state. The bar admitted Atherton in 1825, and he established practice in Dunstable (now Nashua). He continued to practice law for the rest of his life. He married Ann (Nancy) Barnard Clark in 1828; they had no children....

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