William Thorndike

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William Thorndike
19th President of the Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1832[1] – 1832[1]
Preceded byLeverett Saltonstall
Succeeded byBenjamin T. Pickman
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1828[1] – 1832[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1826[1] – 1827[1]
Personal details
BornJanuary 22,[2] 1795[1]
Beverly, Massachusetts[1][2]
DiedJuly 12, 1835[2]
Beverly, Massachusetts[2]
Spouse(s)Anna (Nancy) Stephens, m. November 8, 1821 Beverly, Massachusetts[1][2]
Alma materHarvard College[1]

William Thorndike (January 22, 1795 – July 12, 1835) [2]was a Massachusetts lawyer and politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and as a member and President of the Massachusetts Senate.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume II, Boston, Ma: The Boston History Company, p. 491.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Steward, Scott Campbell (2000), A Thorndike family history: descendants of John and Elizabeth (Stratton) Thorndike, Boston, Ma: Newbury Street Press
Political offices
Preceded by
Leverett Saltonstall
19th President of the Massachusetts Senate
Succeeded by
Benjamin T. Pickman