Edward Nathan Pearson

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Edward Nathan Pearson (1859–1924)[1] was the New Hampshire Secretary of State from 1899 to 1915.[2]

He was born in Webster, New Hampshire, September 7, 1859, the son of John Couch and Elizabeth S. (Colby) Pearson. He prepared for college in the high school at Warner and the academy at Penacook and graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1881. Immediately upon graduation he entered the employ of the Republican Press Association at Concord, New Hampshire, as city editor of the Concord Evening Monitor. With the exception of one year spent in Washington, D.C., as teacher in a public school, Pearson continued his connection with the Republican Press Association and its papers, the Evening Monitor and Independent Statesman, for almost twenty years, acting during nearly half that time as managing editor of the papers and business manager of the plant.[3]

During his connection with the Republican Press Association he was elected Public Printer of the state and served from 1894-1895;[4] and in 1899 he was chosen Secretary of State.[4]

Pearson was for several years a member of the Board of Health of Concord and an officer of the Association of Boards of Health of the state. He resigned these positions upon his election to the Board of Education of the Union School District in Concord. He was a vice-president of the general alumni association of Dartmouth College and served on the committee for the nomination of candidates for alumni trustee. He was also an officer of the New Hampshire Press Association and of other organizations. He was a member of the Patrons of Husbandry and other fraternal orders and attended South Congregational Church in Concord. On December 8, 1882, he was married to Addie Marie Sargent (1857–1926) of Lebanon. They had four children.[4] Person died at the age of 64 on January 26, 1924, in Concord, where he is interred at the Blossom Hill Cemetery.

This article incorporates text from the 1903 State Builders; An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century by George Franklyn Willey, a book now in the public domain. Please feel free to update the text but please maintain the proper citations on the information from that source. This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard


  1. ^ Edward Nathan Pearson at Find a Grave
  2. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Index to Politicians: Pearson". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ Willey, George Franklyn (1903). State Builders; An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Manchester NH: New Hampshire Pub. Corp. p. 203. OCLC 7566342.
  4. ^ a b c Chiorazzi, Michael G.; Most, Marguerite (2005). Prestatehood Legal Materials. New York: Haworth Information Press. p. 754. ISBN 0-7890-2056-4. OCLC 57494078.