Born in Salisbury, now Franklin, New Hampshire. Graduate of Dartmouth in 1801. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1805. Married Grace Fletcher May 29, 1808.
Elected to the House of Representatives serving March 4, 1813, to March 3, 1817, and March 4, 1823, to May 30, 1827. Elected to the Senate and served March 4, 1827, to February 22, 1841, and March 4, 1845, to July 22, 1850.
Webster was a leading supporter of paper currency. He was appointed Secretary of State and served 1841 to 1843 and again 1850 to 1852. He attempted to get the Whig party nomination for President in 1852 but was unsuccessful. He died at home in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Webster appears on paper money:
$10 United States Notes, 1869, 1875,1878,1890
$10 Thames Bank, Norwich, Connecticut
$1 State Bank of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
$2 Bank of Peru, Illinois
$3 DuPage Co. Bank, Naperville, Illinois
$5 Farmers and Traders Bank, Charlestown,IL
$5 Shawnee Bank, Attica, Indiana
$20 Bank of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky
bio: ApCAB; BDC; BDEB; DAB; Drake; EAB; Limpert; NCAB 3; TCBDA; WAB; WWWA-HSource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies