STURGES, Lewis Burr

1763–1844

Biography

STURGES, Lewis Burr, (son of Jonathan Sturges), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Fairfield, Conn., March 15, 1763; was graduated from Yale College in 1782; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Haven; returned to Fairfield, Conn., in 1786; clerk of the probate court for the district of Fairfield 1787-1791; member of the State house of representatives 1794-1803; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignations of Calvin Goddard and Roger Griswold; reelected to the Tenth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from September 16, 1805, to March 3, 1817; moved to Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, where he died March 30, 1844; interment in St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (February 11, 1811) in the Gouverneur Morris collection. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1 letter (1805) to Jonathan Trumbull and 6 letters (1810-1817) to Oliver Wolcott.
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