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Lewis Burr STURGES

(1763-1844)

STURGES, Lewis Burr, (son of Jonathan Sturges), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Fairfield, Conn., March 15, 1763; was graduated from Yale College in 1782; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Haven; returned to Fairfield, Conn., in 1786; clerk of the probate court for the district of Fairfield 1787-1791; member of the State house of representatives 1794-1803; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignations of Calvin Goddard and Roger Griswold; reelected to the Tenth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from September 16, 1805, to March 3, 1817; moved to Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, where he died March 30, 1844; interment in St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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