Anthony COLBY

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American politician, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Anthony COLBY

American businessman and politician, 20th Governor of New Hampshire

Born on November 13, 1792 in New London, New Hampshire , United States

Died on July 20, 1873 in New London, New Hampshire , United States

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Colby was born in New London, New Hampshire on November 13, 1792. His was educated locally and became a successful business owner and operator, with his ventures including a stagecoach line, gristmill, and factory for producing scythes.



He was also active in the militia, serving as an Ensign during the War of 1812, and attaining the rank of Major General in 1837.

...   Colby was born in New London, New Hampshire on November 13, 1792. His was educated locally and became a successful business owner and operator, with his ventures including a stagecoach line, gristmill, and factory for producing scythes.



He was also active in the militia, serving as an Ensign during the War of 1812, and attaining the rank of Major General in 1837.



Colby entered politics as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving from 1828 to 1832 and 1837 to 1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1833 and 1835, and ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1843, 1844 and 1845.



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