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Jonathan J. HAZARD

(1744-1824)

HAZARD, Jonathan J., a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., in 1744; completed preparatory studies; member of the State house of representatives in 1776; paymaster in the Continental Battalion from Rhode Island in 1777 and joined General Washington’s Army in New Jersey that year; again elected a member of the State house of representatives and a member of the council of war in 1778; Member of the Continental Congress 1788; again a member of the State house of representatives 1790-1805; moved to New York in 1805 and located upon an estate in the Friends’ settlement at Verona, Oneida County, N.Y., where he died later than 1824.

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

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