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John TREADWELL

(1745-1823)

TREADWELL, John, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., November 23, 1745; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1767; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Farmington, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1776-1785; clerk of the court of probate 1777-1784; member of the Governor’s council in 1785; elected to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1787, but did not attend; member of the State council 1786-1797; judge of the court of common pleas; delegate to the State ratification convention in 1788; judge of probate and the supreme court of errors 1789-1809; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 1798-1809; Governor of Connecticut 1809-1811; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1818; died in Farmington, Conn., August 18, 1823; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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