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Chauncey LANGDON

(1763-1830)

LANGDON, Chauncey, a Representative from Vermont; born in Farmington, Conn., November 8, 1763; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1787; studied law at Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Castleton, Vt.; settled in Winsdor, Vt., later returning to Castleton, Vt.; register of probate 1792-1797; judge of probate in 1798 and 1799; State councilor in 1808; member of the State house of representatives in 1813, 1814, 1817, 1819, 1820, and 1822; trustee of Middlebury (Vt.) College 1811-1830; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination to the Fifteenth Congress; again elected as State councilor and served from 1823 until his death in Castleton, Vt., July 23, 1830; interment in the Congregational Cemetery.

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

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