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Jonathan GROUT

(1737-1807)

GROUT, Jonathan, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lunenburg, Worcester County, Mass., July 23, 1737; served in the expedition against Canada 1757-1760; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Petersham, Mass.; served in the Revolutionary War; member of the State house of representatives in 1781, 1784, and 1787; served in the State senate in 1788; member of the State constitutional convention in 1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); returned to Lunenburg, Mass. (now Vermont), in 1803; died in Dover, N.H., September 8, 1807; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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

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