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Benjamin F. Hallett

Born: Dec 2, 1797

Death: Sep 30, 1861

Birthplace: Barnstable

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Benjamin F. Hallett

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1797
Date of Death : Sep 30, 1861
Birth Place : Barnstable

Benjamin Franklin Hallett was a Massachusetts lawyer and Democratic Party activist, most notable as the first chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Benjamin Franklin Hallett was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts. After graduating from Brown University in 1816, he studied law and began a journalistic career in Providence, Rhode Island. He soon moved to Boston, where he began with the Boston Advocate, shifting to the Boston Daily Advertiser in 1827. At that time he espoused the views of the Anti-Masonic Party, but when that particular group went out of fashion he switched to the Democratic Party as an enemy of Henry Clay. He joined and became a prominent member of the Suffolk County, Massachusetts bar.


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