Colrain — Representatives At The General Court
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
In 1764 the selectmen were empowered to appoint a man to "go to the next General Court," but who was selected is not indicated. The first representative named in the records was Joseph Caldwell, who was chosen in 1775. Between that year and 1857, when Coleraine became a part of the First Representative District, the town was represented by the following persons in succession:
Joseph Caldwell, Hezekiah Smith, James Stewart, Hugh McLellan, Clark Chandler, David Smith, Jonathan McGee, Robert L. McLellan, Daniel Willis, Calvin Smith, Samuel Pierce, Charles Thompson, Michael McLellan, John Wilson, Joel Farley, Jonathan Johnson, Joseph Smith, Amos Stewart, Amos Bardwell, F. Newell, Presbury Hillman, Arad Town, William J. Davis, Horatio Flagg, Rominer Smith, H. S. Denison, A. C. Deane, D. A. Denison.