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Caleb STRONG

(1745-1819)
Senate Years of Service:
1789-1795; 1795-1796
Party:
Pro-Administration; Federalist

STRONG, Caleb, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Northampton, Mass., January 9, 1745; studied under private tutors; graduated from Harvard College in 1764; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1772; Northampton selectman; member of the committee of correspondence and safety throughout the Revolution; member, State house of representatives 1776-1778; member, State senate 1780-1788; county attorney 1776-1800; elected to the Continental Congress in 1780, but did not attend; member of the national convention in Philadelphia which framed the Constitution of the United States; member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States; elected to the United States Senate in 1789; reelected in 1793, and served from March 4, 1789, to June 1, 1796, when he resigned; Governor of Massachusetts 1800-1807, 1812-1816; died in Northampton, Mass., November 7, 1819; interment in Bridge Street Cemetery.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Lodge, Henry Cabot. A Memoir of Caleb Strong. Cambridge, Mass.: Press of J. Wilson & Son, 1879.

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

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