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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 13, Appendix, page(s) 4


Born at Tolland, December 31st, 1759; studied law, one year, with Gideon Granger, Esq. of Suffield, (father of the late Postmaster General); and two years, with John Trumbull, Esq. of Hartford, (afterwards a Judge of the Superior Court); admitted to the Bar, at Hartford, in 1789; settled in the practice of the Law, at Suffield, in the fall of 1790; appointed, by Mr. Jefferson, Attorney of the district of Connecticut, January 17th, 1806, and held that office, by subsequent re-appointments, until the 17th of January, 1829.

He represented the town of Suffield in the General Assembly of this State, in May 1802, May 1804, October 1804, May 1805 and Oct. 1805. In 1801, be was appointed one of the commissioners under the bankrupt law of the United States, and held that situation about two years. He removed to Hartford, in April 1813; he was appointed State's Attorney for the county of Hartford, in August 1818, and held that office until January 1822; after which he gradually retired from practice.