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Samuel Burr SHERWOOD


SHERWOOD, Samuel Burr, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Northfield Society (later Weston), Conn., November 26, 1767; graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in that part of Fairfield which is now Westport, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1809-1815; served in the State senate in 1816; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); resumed the practice of his profession until 1831, when he retired from professional life; died in Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., on April 27, 1833; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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