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Martin Kinsley

Updated: 2016-06-20T04:51Z
Martin Kinsley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byJohn Wilson
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Treasurer of the
Town of Hardwick
Member of the
Massachusetts Governor's Council
In office
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
Judge of the
Probate Court
Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas
In office
Personal details
BornJune 2, 1754
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
DiedJune 20, 1835 (aged 71)
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Alma materHarvard

Martin Kinsley (June 2, 1754 – June 20, 1835) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Kinsley graduated from Harvard College in 1778. He studied medicine. He became a purveyor of supplies in the Revolutionary Army. He served as Treasurer of the Town of Hardwick. He moved to Hampden, and was a representative of that town in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He served as member of the executive council in 1810 and 1811, as a judge of the court of common pleas in 1811, as judge of the probate court, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Kinsley was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He died in Roxbury, June 20, 1835.


  1. ^ This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
District eliminated,
Maine was set off as a state.

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