Jonathan Grout

Jonathan Grout
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1789  March 3, 1791
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by George Thatcher
Personal details
Born (1737-07-23)July 23, 1737
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Died September 8, 1807(1807-09-08) (aged 70)
Dover, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic-Republican
Occupation Lawyer

Jonathan Grout (July 23, 1737 – September 8, 1807) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Grout was born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts and served in the First United States Congress.[1]

Grout built the first optical telegraph in the United States, connecting Martha's Vineyard and Boston.[2]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1791
Succeeded by
George Thatcher

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