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William EDMOND

(1755-1838)

EDMOND, William, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Woodbury, Conn., September 28, 1755; attended the common schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1778; served in the Revolutionary Army; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1780 and commenced practice in Newtown, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1791-1797, 1801, and 1802; served in the State senate 1797-1799; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Davenport; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from November 13, 1797, to March 3, 1801; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1800; resumed the practice of law in Newtown; associate judge of the State supreme court 1805-1819; retired to private life and continued the practice of law; died in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., on August 1, 1838; interment in Newtown Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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