New Hampshire State House Civil War Mural

New Hampshire State House Battle of Gettysburg Mural
New Hampshire State House Civil War Mural

First Commencement at Dartmouth - State Senate Chamber Painting

First Commencement at Dartmouth, State House Painting

Childhood of Daniel Webster - State House Senate Chamber Painting

Childhood of Daniel Webster - NH State House Painting

Abbott Thayer - Painter & Scientist, State House Senate Chamber Painting

Abbott Thayer NH State House Painting

John Stark at Amoskeag Falls  - State House Senate Chamber Painting

John Stark at Amoskeag Falls NH State House Painting

Mayflower Dedication Tablet

Mayflower Dedication Tablet - NH State House

State House Remodeling Portrait - Gov. Henry Quimby

Henry Quimby State House Remodeling Portrait

George H Adams - (Campton) - State Representative 1883

George H Adams - NH State House Portrait

Gov Sherman Adams (1958-1952) Eisenhower Staff

Governor Sherman Adams NH State House Portrait

US Senator Charles Atherton 1843 - 1849 (Amhearst NH)

Charles Atherton NH State House Portrait

Governor Nahum Bachelder 1903 - 1904

Governor Nahum Bachelder NH State House Portrait
Nahum Bachelder NH State House Portrait

Jesse Barton - NH Senate President (1917 - 1919)

Jesse Barton NH State House Portrait

General Richard N Batchelder - Congressional Medal of Honor

General Richard N Bachelder - Medal of Honor Recipient

General Richard Napoleon Batchelder - Born at Lake Village, New Hampshire, July 27, 1832, he entered the Volunteer Service for the Civil War in 1861 and rose through the ranks to Brigadier General on March 13, 1865.

After the Civil War, he remained in the Regular Army and became Brigadier General, United States Army, and Quartermster General, June 26, 1890. He remained unmarried. First Lieutenant, 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, May2, 1861 and mustered out from that unit on August 9,,1861. Then was appointed Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers, August 3, 1861 to June 8, 1865; Lieutenant Colonel, Quartermaster, August 1, 1864-September 5, 1865; Captain, Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, February 16, 1865 and was breveted Brigadier General for war service. 

Awarded the Medal of Honor on May 20, 1895 for gallantry in action against Mosby's guerrillas between Catlett's and Fairfax Stations, Virginia, on October 13-15, 1863. He retired from the Army on July 27, 1896.

He died on January 4,1901 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Governor Nathaniel Baker - 1854

 Governor Nathaniel Baker NH State House Portrait

Governor John H Bartlett 1920 - 1921

John H Bartlett NH State House Portrait

Robert P. Bass, Governor (1911-1912)

Governor Robert P. Bass, NH State House Portrait

US Senator Benning Bean (1833 - 1835) (Moultonboro)

Benning Bean NH State House Portrait

Reverend Jeremy Belknap

Jeremy Belknap State House Portrait

Governor Charles H. Bell (Chester NH) 1881 - 1882

Governor Charles H. Bell NH State House Portraits

Governor John Bell (Londonderry) 1828 - 1829

Governor John Bell NH State House Portrait

Governor Samuel Bell - 1819 - 1823

Samuel Bell NH State House Portrait

Governor Nathaniel Berry: 1861 - 1862

Nathaniel Berry, Nh Governor, 1861-1862

Colonel Phineas P Bixby - 6th NH Volunteers

Colonel Phineas P Bixby NH State House Portrait

Colonel Phineas P Bixby - Born May 9, 1829 in Piermont New Hampshire.

A tradesman in Concord when the Civil War began. He was commissioned Adjutant of the 6th New Hampshire Infantry November 30, 1861. Wounded and taken prisoner at the Second Battle of Bull
Run,Virginia August 29, 1862, Bixby was for some weeks confined at Libby Prison before being exchanged, October 3, 1862. He rejoined the
Sixth, and on October 15, 1862 Bixby was commissioned major, to replace O.G. Dort who had resigned. After the death of Lieutenant Colonel Pearson at North Anna,Virginia on May 26,
1864, Bixby was in command of the regiment for some time. The Sixth was in the siege of Petersburg,Virginia and Bixby was wounded twice in events leading up to Petersburg. The second time he was wounded so severely that it was three months before he came back to the Sixth. In his absence he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and after his return he was again in
charge of the regiment most of the time. He was appointed Colonel, February 21, 1865. On April 2, 1865 Bixby was formally put in charge of the brigade, and he remained in charge until Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. mustered out with his regiment on September 17, 1865.He also received the Brevet appointment of Colonel of United States Volunteers, for gallant and highly meritorious conduct in the assault before Petersburg, Virginia, to date from April 2, 1865

Governor Robert O Blood 1941 - 1944

Robert O Blood NH State House Portrait

Governor H. Styles Bridges: 1935 - 1936

Governor H Styles Bridges NH State House Portrait

Governor Albert O Brown 1922-1923

Albert O Brown State House Portrait

Governor Fred H. Brown 1923 - 1925

Governor Fred H Brown NH State House Portrait

US Congressman Titus Brown (Alstead) 1823 - 1829

Titus Brown NH State House Portrait

Congressman Edmund P. Burke(1839 - 1845)

Edmund P. Burke State House Portrait

Governor Charles Busiel 1895 - 1897

General Benjamin Butler (Deerfield) Civil War General

General Benjamin Butler NH State House Portrait

Charles H Campbell - NH State Senate President (1872)

Charles H Campbell NH State House Portait

William E. Chandler - State Library Portrait

William E Chandler - State Library Portrait

Senator Zachariah Chandler (Bedford)

Zachariah Chandler State House Portrait

Governor Person C. Cheeney  (Holderness) 1828-1901

Governor Person C Cheeney NH State House Portrait

General Joseph Cilley (Nottingham 1734-1799)

General Joseph Cilley NH State House Portrait

Governor Anthony Colby 1846 - 1847

Governor Anthony Colby 1846 - 1847 NH State House Portrait

Norris Cotton (Warren) US Congressman (1947-1954) & US Senator (1954-1974)

Norris Cotton (Warren) Congressman and Senator NH State House Portrait

Norris H. Cottom, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born on a farm in Warren, Grafton County, N.H., May 11, 1900; attended Phillips Exeter Academy at Exeter, N.H.; graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1923; editor of the Granite Monthly; clerk of the State senate; aide to United States Senator George Moses; attended the law school of George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Lebanon, N.H.; member, State house of representatives 1923, 1943, 1945, serving as majority leader in 1943 and speaker in 1945; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his resignation November 7, 1954, having been elected to the United States Senate; elected on November 2, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to complete the unexpired term caused by the death of Charles W. Tobey for the term ending January 3, 1957; reelected in 1956, 1962, and again in 1968, and served from November 8, 1954, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; chairman, Republican Conference (1973-75); subsequently appointed to the seat August 8, 1975, to fill the vacancy caused by the contested election of November 5, 1974, and served from August 8, 1975, until September 18, 1975; was a resident of Lebanon, N.H., until his death, February 24, 1989; interment in First Congregational Church Cemetery. 

Colonel Edward Cross (Lancaster)

Colonel Edward Cross State House Portrait

Governor Moody Currier (1885 - 1886) Boscowen

Moody Currier NH State House Portrait

Governor Charles M Dale 1945 - 1947

Governor Charles M Dale NH State House Portrait

Harriet P. Dame - Civil War Nurse (Barnstead)

Harriet P. Dame, NH State House Portrait

General Henry Dearborn (Hampton) 1751-1829

General Henry Dearborn NH State House Portrait

Johannes De Graff - Revolutionary War Diplomat

Johannes De Graff NH State House Portrait

Governor Samuel Dinsmoor 1831 - 1833

Governor Samuel Dinsmoor 1831 - 1833

Governor Samuel Dinsmoor 1849 - 1852

Gen. John Adams Dix (Boscawen) 1798-1879War of 1812

General John Adams Dix NH State House Portrait

General Charles Doyen (Concord) 1859 - 1918 World War I

General Charles Doyle State House Portrait

Governor Lane Dwindell 1955-1958

Lane Dwindell NH State House Portrait

Lieutenant Jonathan Eastman - Veteran of the War of 1812

Lieutenant Jonathan Eastman NH State House Portrait

Reverend Israel Evans - Chaplain to Stark - Sullivan - Poor

Reverend Israel Evans - NH State House Portrait

Evarts W. Farr - Civil War Officer and US Congressman

Major Evarts W Farr - Civil War Soldier - NH State House Portrait

Evarts Worcester Farr, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Littleton, Grafton County, N.H., October 10, 1840; attended the common schools and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as first lieutenant of Company G, Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry and served as major in the Eleventh Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry; assistant assessor of internal revenue 1865-1869; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Littleton; assessor of internal revenue 1869-1873; solicitor for Grafton County 1873-1879; member of the executive council of New Hampshire in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his death in Littleton, N.H., November 30, 1880; interment in Glenwood Cemetery

Governor Samuel D Felker 1914-1915

Samuel D Felker NH State House Portrait

Governor Charles M. Floyd 1908-1909

Charles M Floyd NH State House Portrait

Herman Foster - NH Senate President (1861)

Herman Foster NH State House Portrait

General John G. Foster (Whitefield) 1873 - 1874 Civil War

Maj General John Foster , NH State House Portrait

Hugh Gallen - NH Governor 1979 - 1982

Hugh Gallen, NH State House Portrait

Hugh J. Gallen was born July 30, 1924, in Portland, Oregon.  When he was six, Gallen's family moved to Medford, Massachusetts, where he attended local schools and graduated from Medford High School. After graduation, Gallen had a successful tryout with the Washington Senators baseball team and played for one of their minor league teams for a year, but an arm injury ended his career. In 1948 he began work as an automobile salesman in Littleton, New Hampshire. Gallen stayed in Littleton and in 1964 he became full owner of an automobile dealership, Hugh Gallen, Inc. From 1962 to 1965, he served on the Littleton, New Hampshire, Planning Board. In 1967, he was a member of the Small Business Administration's New Hampshire Advisory Council and the National Advisory Council. He served as director and char of the New Hampshire-Vermont Development Council from 1969 to 1972, and from 1967 to 1970 as the director of White Mountain Community Services, a nonprofit agency established to provide mental health care.  From 1971 to 1972, Gallen was Democratic state chairman, and he was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention. In 1973 Gallen became the first Democrat to serve as a state representative for Littleton. He entered the 1978 Democratic Party primary for governor, won, and then won the general election because of a split in the Republican Party. Former governor Wesley Powell had declared as an Independent after losing the Republican primary to the incumbent governor, Meldrim Thomson; the split allowed Gallen to become governor. In 1979 Governor Gallen called out the National Guard to protect Seabrook Power against anti-nuclear demonstrators. Gallen's strong action won him reelection against Thomson in 1980, but a year later 9,200 state employees struck for higher wages. In negotiations Gallen agreed to a 9 percent raise; the Republican-controlled legislature would only agree to 6 percent. Gallen vetoed the state budget prepared by the Republicans, but he would not support a state sales tax or income tax to help pay for the contract he had negotiated with state workers. He had no way to pay for the state employees' contract. In 1982 Gallen ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Sununu won the Republican primary for governor. During the campaign Gallen refused to pledge that he would not introduce a new sales tax or income tax to pay for the employees' contract; this cost Gallen the election. Shortly after the election Gallen contracted a rare blood infection and he died of this December 29, 1982, eight days before the end of his term. Vesta Roy, president of the New Hampshire Senate, served as acting governor until John Sununu could be sworn in as the state's new chief executive.

Governor David H Goodell 1889 - 1890

Governor Joseph A. Gilmore : 1863 - 1865

Joseph A Gilmore NH Governor State House Portrait

Icabod Goodwin - New Hampshire Governor

Icabod Goodwin NH Govornor State House Portrait

General Jesse A. Gove

General Jesse A. Gove State House Portrait

Abner Greenleaf - State Senate President (1829)

Abner Greenleaf NH State House Portrait

Hugh Gregg (Nashua) - Governor , 1953-1954

Huh Greg NH State House Portrait

Judd Gregg (Nashua) NH Governor 1989 - 1992

Judd Gregg, NH State House Portrait

William H.Y. Hackett - NH State Senate President - 1862

William HY Hackett - NH State Senate President 1862 - NH State House Portrait

William Haile - NH Senate President (1855)

Wiliam Haile Senate President NH State House Portrait

Governor William Haile : 1857 - 1859

 Governor William Haile NH State House Portrait

John P Hale - NH State House Legislative Chamber

John P Hale, NH State House Portrait

Governor Samuel W Hale - 1883 - 1884

 

 NH Governor Samuel W Hale, NH State House Portrait

Governor Matthew Harvey: 1830-1831

NH Governor Matthew Harvey, NH State House Portrait

George Haselton - NH Senate President - 1915

George Haselton NH Senate President 1916 - NH State House Portrait

Governor Natt Head: 1879 - 1880

Governor Natt Head NH State House Portrait

Governor Isaac Hill: 1836 - 1839

Governor Isaac Hill NH State House Portrait

Henry Hubbard: NH Governor 1842-1844

Henry Hubbard, NH Governor 1842-1844

Richard Jenness (Deerfield) - President of Senate 1805

Richard Jenness NH State House Portrait

Governor Chester B Jordan 1901 - 1903

Chester B Jordan NH State House Portrait

John H Kent - Portsmouth City Marshall -

Sheriff of Rockingham County

John H Kent NH State House Portrait

Governor Henry W. Keyes - 1917 - 1918

NH Governor Henry W. Keyes , NH State House Portrait

John W. King (Manchester) Governor 1963 - 1969

John w King, NH State House Portrait

Woodbury Langdon - State House Senate Chamber 

Woodbury Langdon, NH State House Portrait

Woodbury Langdon, (brother of John Langdon), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1739; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; prominent in pre-Revolutionary affairs and throughout the war; served in the state house of representatives in 1778 and 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779; member of the state executive council 1781-1784; judge of the state superior court in 1782 and again from 1786 to January 1791, when he resigned; appointed in December 1790 by President Washington a commissioner to settle Revolutionary War claims; died in Portsmouth, N.H., January 13, 1805; interment in the North Cemetery.

Abraham Lincoln - NH State House Legislative Chamber

Abraham Lincoln, NH State House Portrait

Governor Noah Martin - 1852 - 1854

Noah Martin, NH Governor State House Portrait

Senator Thomas J. McIntyre (Laconia)

Senator Thomas J McIntyre State House Portrait

Governor John McLane 1905 - 1907

John McLane NH State House Portrait

General John McNeil (Hillsborough) 1784 - 1850

General John McNeil NH State House Portrait

Governor Ralph Metcalf (Charlestown NH) - 1855 -1856

Governor Ralph Metcalf, NH State House Portrait

General James Miller, Veteran of the War of 1812

General James Miller, Nh State House Portrait

Arthur P Morrill - Speaker of the NHHouse 1917 - 1918

Arthur P Morrill NH State House Portrait

Governor David L. Morril 1824 - 1827

David L Morril State House Portrait

Governor Francis P Murphy 1937-1941

Francis P Murphy Nh State House Portrait

Governor John Page 1839 - 1842

Governor John Page NH State House Portrait

George Hamilton Perkins Civil War Naval Officer

George Hamilton Perkins NH State House Portrait

Walter R Peterson Jr. (Nashua) NH Governor 1969 - 1973

Walter R Peterson Jr, NH State House Portrait

Gov. Benjamin Pierce (1827 - 1830) - Rev War General

Gov Benjamin Pierce NH State House Portrait

Franklin Pierce- NH State House Legislative Chamber

Franklin Pierce, NH State House Portrait

Franklin Pierce - NH State Library Portrait

Franklin Pierc e - NH State Library Portrait

Governor Wesley Powell : 1959 - 1962

Wesley Powell, New Hampshire Governor 1959-1962

Benjamin Prescott, NH Governor (1877 - 1879)

NH Governor Benjamin Prescott, State House Portrait

Governor Henry B Quinby 1909-1910

Henry B Quinby NH State House Portrait

Governor George A Ramsdell 1897 - 1899

Governor George A Ramsdell NH State House Portrait

General James Reed 1724 - 1807 (Fitzwilliam)

General James Reed NH State House Portrait

General George Reid 1733-1815 (Londonderry)

General George Reid NH State House Portrait

Nathaniel P. Rogers (Plymouth)

Nathaniel P. Rogers State House Portrait

Governor Frank Rollins (Concord) : 1899 - 1900

John W. Sanborn 1822-1903(Wakefield) State Senate

JohnW Sanborn NH State House Portrait

Jonathan E Sargent - NH Chief Justice (1873)

Jonathan E Sargent NH State House Portrait

Governor Charles H Sawyer 1887 - 1888

John Scammon - NH State Senate President - 1907

John Scammon - NH State House Portrait

Senator James Sheafe (Portsmouth)

James Sheafe State House Portrait

Governor John Butler Smith 1893 - 1894

Governor Frederick Smyth: 1865 - 1866

Governor Frederick Smyth, NH State House Portrait

Leslie P Snow - NH State Senate President (1921)

Leslie P Snow - Nh State House Portrait

Governor Huntley Spaulding (1927 - 1928)

Governor Huntley Spaulding Nh State House Portrait

Governor Rolland H. Spaulding (1915 - 1916)

Governor Rolland H Spaulding NH State House Portrait

General John Stark (Londonderry)

General John Stark State House Portrait

General John Stark - NH State Library Portrait

General John Stark - NH State Library Portrait

Governor Onslow Stearns : 1869 - 1871

Governor Onslow Stearns State House Portrait

Governor John H Steele : 1844 - 1846

Governor John H Steele NH State House Portrait

General Aaron Stevens

Ezkiel Straw : NH Governor 1872 - 1874

Ezkiel Straw, NH Governor NH State House Portrait

John H Sununu - NH Governor 1983 - 1989

John H. Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor's degree in 1961, a master's degree in 1962, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1966. He was a mechanical engineering professor at Tufts University from 1966 to 1968 and associate dean of the College of Engineering until 1973. From 1963 until his election as governor, he served as president of JHS Engineering Company and Thermal Research Inc. He represented Salem in the New Hampshire State Legislature from 1973-1974. He became New Hampshire's 75th Chief Executive on January 6, 1983, and served three consecutive terms. Sununu served on the Advisory Board of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT from 1984-1989. On January 21, 1989, Governor Sununu was commissioned Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush, serving in the White House until March 1, 1992. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers' Committee on Public Engineering Policy and has served as a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality Advisory Committee. Sununu chaired the National Governors Association, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, and the Republican Governors Association. From 1992 until 1998, he co-hosted CNN's nightly Crossfire program, a news/public affairs discussion program. He is president of JHS Associates, Ltd. and a partner in Trinity International Partners, a private financial firm. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

John Sununu, NH State House Portrait

William Swart - NH State Senate President (1922 - 1912)

William Swart Senate President NH State House Portrait

Adna Tenney (Hanover) - State House Portrait Painter

Adna Tenney NH State House Portrait

Brig. General John L. Thompson

Brig. General John L Thompson NH State House Portrait

Meldrim Thomson jR. - Governor from 1973 - 1979

Meldrim Thomson Jr, State House Portrait

Meldrim Thomson JR. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 8, 1912. He attended the University of Miami, Washington and Jefferson College, Mercer University and the University of Georgia, receiving a LL.B. from the latter. Thomson started a legal textbook publishing firm on Long Island, New York. In search of quiet, he moved his family of six children to Orford, where he founded Equity Publishing Corp. As governor from 1973-1979, serving three two-year terms, he drew devoted support from ultraconservatives with positions that included suggesting nuclear weapons for the state National Guard. He once called Martin Luther King "a man of immoral character whose frequent association with leading agents of communism is well-established." But he also drew votes for his strong antitax stance -- to this day, the state has neither an income tax nor a sales tax -- and for his philosophy of independence from federal influence. Thomson is a former member and chairman of both the Stony Brook, Long Island; and Orford, New Hampshire, school boards. He was a member of the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1964. Thomson also co-founded Taxfighters, Incorporated, and the Public School Association. Thomson has taught political science at the University of Georgia. Governor Thomson passed away from Parkinson's disease and heart problems on April 19, 2001.

Captain James S Thornton - Civil War Naval Officer

(USS Kearsarge)

Capt James S Thornton USN Civil War NH State House Portrait

Governor Charles W Tobey 1929 - 1931

Charles W Tobey NH State House Portrait

Colonel Francis Laban Town (Jefferson) - Civil War Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon-General of the US Army

Thomas Logan Tullock (Portsmouth) Postmaster &

NH Secretary of State

Thomas Logan Tullock - NH Secretary of State - NH State House Portrait

Governor Hiram Tuttle 1891 - 1892

David A. Warde - NH Senate President (1873)

David A. Warde NH State House Portrait

George Washington - NH State House Legislative Chamber

George Washington, NH State House Portrait

Daniel Webster - NH State House Legislative Chamber

Daniel Webster, NH State House Portrait

Daniel Webster - NH State Library

Daniel Webster - NHState Library Portrait

John Sullivan Wells (Durham) US Senator 1855

John Sullivan Wells NH State House Portrait

John Sullivan Wells, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Durham, Strafford County, N.H., October 18, 1803; attended Pembroke (N.H.) Academy; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Guildhall, Vt., 1828-1835; moved to Lancaster, N.H., in 1836 and continued the practice of law until 1846; solicitor of Coos County 1838-1847; moved to Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., and resumed the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1839-1841, serving as speaker in 1841; attorney general of New Hampshire 1847; member and president of the State senate 1851-1852; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Moses Norris and served from January 16 to March 3, 1855; died in Exeter, N.H., August 1, 1860; interment in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H.

Benning Wentworth - NH State House Portrait

Benning Wentworth-NH State House Portrait

General William Whipple 1730 - 1785 Portsmouth

General William Whipple NH State House Portrait

Governor Jared Williams 1847 - 1849

Governor John C. Winant 1925-1927 & 1931-1935

John C Winant NH State House Portrait