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Samuel Huntington (Samuel Huntington)

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist, Lawyers

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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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