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Orrin HOLT


HOLT, Orrin, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Willington, Conn., March 13, 1792; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1830-1832; served in the State senate in 1835 and 1836; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew T. Judson; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 5, 1836, to March 3, 1839; resumed agricultural pursuits; interested in military organizations of the State and held official ranks up to inspector general; died in East Willington, Conn., June 20, 1855; interment in Old Cemetery, Willington Hill, Tolland County, Conn.

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

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