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Samuel Huntington (Samuel Huntington)

Born: 1731 AD
Died: 1796 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist, Lawyers


1731 - Born in Windham, Connecticut on the 3rd of July.


1754 - He was admitted to the bar, and moved to Norwich, Connecticut to begin practicing law.

1761 - He married Martha Devotion.


1764 - Huntington began his political career in earnest when Norwich sent him as one of their representatives to the Connecticut Assembly.


1765 - His practice and role in the assembly, Governor Fitch named him the King's attorney.


1774 - He continued to be returned to that office each year.


1775 - Huntington was an outspoken critic of the Coercive Acts of the British Parliament. As a result, the assembly elected him on October, to become one of their delegates in the Continental Congress.


1776 - On January, he took his place with Roger Sherman and Oliver Wolcott as the Connecticut delegation in Philadelphia. He voted to support, and later signed the Declaration of Independence.

1778 - He held this office continually, and for that last year he was the Chief Justice.


1785 - He was elected as Lieutenant Governor for Connecticut, serving with Governor Matthew Griswold.


1786 - He followed Griswold as Governor of Connecticut, and was reelected annually.


1788 - He presided over the Connecticut Convention that was called to ratify the United States Constitution.

1796 - Died on the 5th of January. 









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