Peleg Tallman

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Peleg Tallman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byOrchard Cook
Succeeded bySamuel Davis
Personal details
Born(1764-07-24)July 24, 1764
Tiverton, Rhode Island
DiedMarch 12, 1840(1840-03-12) (aged 75)
Bath, Maine
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Peleg Tallman (July 24, 1764 – March 12, 1840) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island and attended public schools. He served in the Revolutionary War on the privateer Trumbull, and lost an arm in an engagement in 1780. He was captured and imprisoned by the British. After the War, he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Bath, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts).

He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813). He declined to be a candidate for renomination, and became an overseer of Bowdoin College 1802-1840. Tallman served as a member of the Maine State Senate, and died in Bath. His interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, and was reinterred in Forest Hills Cemetery, Roxbury, Massachusetts.


  • United States Congress. "Peleg Tallman (id: T000033)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orchard Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Davis