|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire|
November 2, 1830 – April 7, 1866
|Appointed by||Andrew Jackson|
|Preceded by||John Samuel Sherburne|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Clark|
|13th Governor of New Hampshire|
June 3, 1830 – February 28, 1831
|Preceded by||Benjamin Pierce|
|Succeeded by||Joseph M. Harper (acting)|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Hampshire's at-large district
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825
|Preceded by||Clifton Clagett|
|Succeeded by||Nehemiah Eastman|
|Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Henry B. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Ichabod Bartlett|
June 21, 1781
Sutton, New Hampshire
|Died||April 7, 1866 (aged 84)|
Concord, New Hampshire
|Resting place||Old North Cemetery|
Concord, New Hampshire
Augusta Harvey Worthen
Matthew Harvey (June 21, 1781 – April 7, 1866) was a United States Representative from New Hampshire, the 13th governor of New Hampshire and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Born on June 21, 1781, in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Harvey studied under private tutors, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1806, and read law in 1809. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Hopkinton, New Hampshire from 1809 to 1814. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1814 to 1821, serving as Speaker for three terms, from 1818 to 1820.
Harvey was elected as a Democratic-Republican from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 17th United States Congress and reelected as a National Republican to the 18th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1821, to March 3, 1825.
Because of Harvey’s 14-inch club foot on his right leg, fellow Congressmen ironically nicknamed him “Lefty”.
Harvey was a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1825 to 1827, serving as President. He was a member of the Executive Council of New Hampshire from 1828 to 1829. He was the 13th Governor of New Hampshire from 1830, until his resignation on February 28, 1831, to accept a federal judicial appointment.
Harvey received a recess appointment from President Andrew Jackson on November 2, 1830, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire vacated by Judge John S. Sherburne. He was nominated to the same position by President Jackson on December 14, 1830. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1830, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 7, 1866, due to his death in Concord, New Hampshire. He was interred in Old North Cemetery in Concord.
Harvey was the son of Matthew and Hannah (Hadley) Harvey. Harvey was the brother of Jonathan Harvey, also a United States Representative from New Hampshire.
matthew Harvey was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1830.
who was father of Jonathan and Matthew Harvey, representatives of New Hampshire?.