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Jeremiah WADSWORTH

(1743-1804)

WADSWORTH, Jeremiah, a Delegate and a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Conn., July 12, 1743; attended the common schools; went to sea in 1761; became first mate of a vessel and subsequently master; served as deputy and commissary general 1775-1778 during the Revolution; Member of the Continental Congress in 1788; member of the Connecticut ratification convention in 1788; elected to the First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); was not a candidate for reelection; member of the State house of representatives in 1795 and of the State executive council 1795-1801; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Hartford, Conn., April 30, 1804; interment in Ancient Burying Ground.

Bibliography

Platt, John D.R. “Jeremiah Wadsworth: Federalist Entrepreneur.” Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1955.

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

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