Asahel Stearns

Asahel Stearns (June 17, 1774 – February 5, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Stearns graduated from Harvard University in 1797. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He served as member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1813. He moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1815.

Stearns was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817). He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1817. He was professor of law at Harvard University from

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