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Andrew Thompson JUDSON

(1784-1853)

JUDSON, Andrew Thompson, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Eastford, Windham County, Conn., November 29, 1784; received a limited schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806; moved to Montpelier, Vt., where he began the practice of law; returned to Connecticut and settled in Canterbury in 1809; State’s attorney for Windham County 1819-1833; member of the State house of representatives 1822-1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, until July 4, 1836, when he resigned; appointed by President Jackson United States judge for the district of Connecticut June 28, 1836, and served until his death in Canterbury, Conn., March 17, 1853; interment in Hyde Cemetery.

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

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