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Uriah TRACY

(1755-1807)
Senate Years of Service:
1796-1807
Party:
Federalist

TRACY, Uriah, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Franklin, Conn., February 2, 1755; graduated from Yale College in 1778; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1781 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Conn.; major general of militia; member, State general assembly 1788-1793, serving as speaker 1793; State’s attorney for Litchfield County 1794-1799; elected to the Third and Fourth Congresses and served from April 8, 1793, until his resignation, effective October 13, 1796; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Trumbull; reelected in 1801 and 1807, and served from October 13, 1796, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Claims (Third and Fourth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., July 19, 1807; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Tracy, Uriah. To the Freemen of Connecticut. Litchfield: Thomas Collier, 1803.

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

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