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Jonathan Ogden MOSELEY

(1762-1838)

MOSELEY, Jonathan Ogden, a Representative from Connecticut; born in East Haddam, Conn., April 9, 1762; attended the common schools; was graduated from Yale College in 1780; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in East Haddam, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1794-1804; justice of the peace of East Haddam, Conn., 1794-1817; State’s attorney of Middlesex County 1801-1805; colonel of the Twenty-fourth Regiment, Connecticut Militia, in 1802; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1821); moved to Saginaw, Mich., and continued the practice of law until his death on September 9, 1838.

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

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