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Lemuel WHITMAN

(1780-1841)

WHITMAN, Lemuel, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Farmington, Conn., June 8, 1780; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1800; taught in a seminary in Bermuda in 1801; studied law and was graduated from the Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Farmington; appointed judge of the superior court in 1818; associate judge of the Hartford County Court 1819-1821, and chief judge 1821-1823; one of a committee of three to prepare a revision of the statutes of the State in 1821; member of the State senate in 1822; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican candidate to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1831 and 1832; died in Farmington, Conn., on November 13, 1841.

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

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