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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 15, Appendix, page(s) 35-36


Was born at Norwich, on the 14th of June, 1769; was educated at Yale-College, where he graduated in 1788; studied law with Roger Griswold, Esq. (then practicing lawyer at Norwich, afterwards so distinguished as a jurist and a statesman,) and admitted to the bar, in 1791; settled in practice in his native place; was attorney for the state for New-London county, from 1814 to 1819; represented the town of Norwich in the General Assembly, in 1817, and in 1832; was a member of the Senate of this state, in 1819; represented this state in the Senate of the United States, from 1819 to 1825; was a judge of the superior court and of the supreme court of errors from May 1826 to 1829; was mayor of the city of Norwich from 1831 to 1834. He was also a member of the convention, which formed the constitution of this state, in 1818. He died at Norwich, on the 7th of August, 1841.