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John Sloss HOBART

(1738-1805)
Senate Years of Service:
1798-1798
Party:
Federalist

HOBART, John Sloss, a Delegate and a Senator from New York; born in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., May 6, 1738; graduated from Yale College in 1757; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York; member of the Committee of Correspondence 1774; deputy to the provincial convention in 1775 and delegate to the provincial congress 1775-1777; member of the council of safety in 1777; a puisne justice of the supreme court 1777-1798; member of the Hartford convention in 1780; member of the State convention in 1788 which ratified the Federal Constitution; elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist in 1798 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Philip Schuyler and served from January 11 to April 16, 1798, when he resigned to accept the appointment as judge of the United States District Court of New York; died in New York City on February 4, 1805; interment in Trinity Churchyard.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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