Arthur Holbrook Wellman

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Arthur Holbrook Wellman
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Member of the Massachusetts Senate
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Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
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Born(1855-10-30)October 30, 1855
East Randolph, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 24, 1948(1948-08-24) (aged 92)
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Jennie Louisa Faulkner
(m. 1887)
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Arthur Holbrook Wellman (October 30, 1855 August 24, 1948) was a member of the Massachusetts General Court and a professor at Boston University School of Law. [1]


Early years

Arthur Holbook Wellman was born in East Randolph (now Holbrook), Massachusetts on October 30, 1855, the eldest of four children of Joshua Wyman Wellman and Ellen Maria (Holbrook) Wellman. [2] Joshua was a Congregational church pastor and a great-great-great-great-grandson of Puritan Thomas Wellman, who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1640. Arthur delivered the valedictory upon graduation from Amherst College in 1878. He then studied at Harvard Law School and graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1882. [1]


Arthur practiced law in Boston. He became a member of the Malden city council in 1885. He married Jennie Louisa Faulkner in Malden on October 11, 1887. [2] They had two children. He represented Malden in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1892 through 1894 and in the Massachusetts Senate from 1895 to 1896. He was an instructor and professor of equity jurisprudence and equity pleading at Boston University School of Law from 1886 through 1902. [1] He spent his later years in Topsfield, Massachusetts and died at his home there on August 24, 1948. [3] [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 Wellman, Joshua Wyman Descendants of Thomas Wellman (1918) Arthur Holbrook Wellman, Boston pp. 69–72, 360–363, 472–473
  2. 1 2 The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. XIV. James T. White & Company. 1910. pp. 108–109. Retrieved December 14, 2020 via Google Books.
  3. Who Was Who in America. A companion biographical reference work to Who's Who in America Volume 2, 1943-1950 (1963) Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co.
  4. "Arthur H. Wellman". The Boston Globe . Topsfield. August 24, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved December 14, 2020 via