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STURGES, Jonathan

1740–1819

Biography

STURGES, Jonathan, (father of Lewis Burr Sturges), a Delegate and a Representative from Connecticut; born in Fairfield, Conn., August 23, 1740; was graduated from Yale College in 1759; was admitted to the bar in May 1772 and commenced practice in Fairfield, Conn.; member of the state house of representatives in 1772 and 1773-1784; justice of the peace in 1773; Member of the Continental Congress in 1786; judge of the probate court for the district of Fairfield in 1775; again a member of the state house of representatives in 1786; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); associate justice of the state supreme court 1793-1805; died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., October 4, 1819; interment in the Old Burying Ground.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1770-1810. 11 items in various collections. Index in repository.

New York Society Library

New York, NY
Papers: At least 1 item (1789) in the Benjamin Goodhue letters.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Chauncey Family Papers, ca. 1675-1928, 8 linear feet. Subjects include Jonathan Sturges. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
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