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Ebenezer YOUNG

(1783-1851)

YOUNG, Ebenezer, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Killingly, Windham County, Conn., on December 25, 1783; was graduated from Yale College in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Westfield (now Danielson), Conn.; engaged in the manufacture of cloth at East Killingly, Conn.; elected as a Federalist a member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1811, 1816, and 1817; served in the State senate 1823-1825; again a member of the State house of representatives 1826-1828, serving as speaker in 1827 and 1828; elected to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-second Congress); died in West Killingly, Conn., August 18, 1851; interment in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, Conn.

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

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