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Titus HOSMER

(1736-1780)

HOSMER, Titus, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in what is now West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., in 1736; was graduated from Yale College in 1757; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1760 and commenced practice in Middletown, Conn.; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives 1773-1778, serving as speaker in 1776 and 1778; member of the council of safety in 1776 and 1777; served in the State senate from May 1778 until his death; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778; resumed the practice of law; judge of the United States Maritime Court of Appeals in 1780; died in Middletown, Conn., August 4, 1780; interment in Mortimer Cemetery.

Bibliography

Barlow, Joel. An Elegy on the Late Honorable Titus Hosmer. Hartford, CT: Hudson & Goodwin, 1780.

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

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