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Asa LYON

(1763-1841)

LYON, Asa, a Representative from Vermont; born in Pomfret, Conn., December 31, 1763; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1790; divinity student with the Rev. Charles Backus at Somers, Conn.; ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Sunderland, Mass., in 1792; moved to South Hero, Vt., in 1794; studied law; member of the State house of representatives from South Hero 1799-1802, 1804-1806, and 1808, and was a member of the State executive council in 1808; pastor of South Hero 1802-1840; chief judge of Grand Isle County Courts 1805-1809, 1813, and 1814; member of the State house of representatives from Grand Isle 1810-1814; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); died in South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vt., April 4, 1841; interment in Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, Vt.

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

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