John Varnum

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John Varnum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byJeremiah Nelson
Succeeded byJeremiah Nelson
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Personal details
BornJune 25, 1778
Dracut, Massachusetts
DiedJuly 23, 1836 (aged 57)
Niles, Michigan
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHarvard University

John Varnum was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Dracut on June 25, 1778. He graduated from Harvard University in 1798, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Haverhill. Varnum was elected as a Federalist to the Massachusetts State Senate. He moved to Lowell. Varnum was elected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1831) and later moved to Niles, Michigan where he died July 23, 1836. His interment was in Silverbrook Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Varnum (id: V000073)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1831
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Nelson