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Orange MERWIN

(1777-1853)

MERWIN, Orange, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Merryall, near New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn., April 7, 1777; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the state house of representatives 1815-1820; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1818; served in the state senate 1821-1825; member of the committee of twenty-four to draft the state constitution; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; resumed agricultural pursuits; was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1831; died in New Milford, Conn., September 4, 1853; interment in Center Cemetery.

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

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