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Jedediah STRONG

(1738-1802)

STRONG, Jedediah, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Litchfield, Conn., November 7, 1738; was graduated from Yale College in 1761; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1764 and commenced the practice of his profession in Litchfield; member of the state house of representatives 1771-1801; town clerk 1773-1789; member of the committee on inspection in 1774 and 1775, and was made commissary of supplies for the Army in 1775; clerk of the state house of representatives 1779-1788; associate judge of the Litchfield County Court 1780-1791; elected to the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, and 1784, but did not attend; delegate to the Connecticut ratification convention in 1788; served as a member of the governor’s council, or upper house, in 1789 and 1790; died in Litchfield, Conn., August 21, 1802; interment in the West Burying Ground.

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

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