Person C. Cheney was a paper manufacturer, abolitionist and Republican politician from Manchester, New Hampshire. He was the 35th Governor of New Hampshire and later represented the state in the United States Senate.
A Senator from New Hampshire; born in Holderness (now Ashland), N.H., February 25, 1828; attended academies in Peterborough and Hancock, N.H., and in Parsonfield, Maine; engaged in the manufacture of paper in Peterborough until 1866; member, State house of representatives 1854; during the Civil War was first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster in the Thirteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry 1862-1863; State railroad commissioner 1864-1867; moved to Manchester, N.H., in 1867 and engaged in business as a dealer in paper stock and continued the manufacture of paper at Goffstown, N.H.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected mayor of Manchester in 1871; Governor of New Hampshire 1875-1877; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Austin F. Pike and served from November 24, 1886, to June 14, 1887, when a successor was elected and qualified; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Switzerland 1892-1893; died in Dover, Strafford County, N.H., on June 19, 1901; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.
Civil War Service Edit
During the Civil War he was first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster in the Thirteenth Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (1862–1863). He was state railroad commissioner 1864-1867. He moved to Manchester in 1867 and engaged in business as a dealer in paper stock and continued the manufacture of paper at Goffstown.
Family Life Edit
Cheney was born in Holderness (now Ashland) to abolitionists, Abigail and Moses Cheney. Oren B. Cheney, the founder of Bates College, was Person Cheney's older brother. Cheney attended academies in Peterborough and Hancock and the Parsonsfield Seminary in Parsonsfield, Maine. He engaged in the manufacture of paper in Peterborough until 1866, and in 1854 was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
First he married Ms Anna Moore in 1850, but she died in 1858. Afterwards he married ms Sara White.
|Offspring of Gov. Person C Cheney and Sarah White (1828-1901)|
|Agnes Annie Cheney (1870-)|