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Ebenezer HUNTINGTON

(1754-1834)

HUNTINGTON, Ebenezer, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Norwich, Conn., December 26, 1754; pursued academic studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1775; served in the Revolutionary Army, first in the Lexington alarm in April 1775 and later with the Third and First Connecticut Regiments; brigadier general, United States Army, July 19, 1798, when war with France was threatened; honorably discharged June 15, 1800; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel W. Dana and served from October 11, 1810, to March 3, 1811; elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); died in Norwich, Conn., June 17, 1834; interment in Old Colony Cemetery.

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

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