William Strong (Vermont politician)

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William Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by Jonathan Hatch Hubbard
Succeeded by Luther Jewett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Personal details
Born 1763
Lebanon, Connecticut
Died 1840
Hartford, Vermont
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Abigail Hutchinson Strong
Profession congressman, judge

William Strong (1763 – January 28, 1840) was an American businessman and politician. He served as a congressman and judge from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Strong was born in Lebanon, Connecticut in 1763 to Benajah and Polly (Bacon) Strong. He moved with his parents to Hartford, Vermont the following year.[1] Strong's father was one of the pioneer settlers of Hartford. Strong was self-educated and worked in land surveying and farmng.[2] Strong married Abigail Hutchinson on June 17, 1793.

Strong was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1798, 1799, 1801, and 1802, and was the sheriff of Windsor County from 1802 to 1810.[3] He was elected as a Democratic-Republican US Representative to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses, from March 4, 1811 until March 3, 1815.[4]

Strong returned to Vermont politics to sit once more in the state House of Representatives from 1815 to 1818, and as a judge of the Supreme Court of Windsor County from 1819 to 1821.[5] In 1819 he was elected to the Sixteenth Congress, and served from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1821.[6] In 1832 he served as one of Vermont's Presidential Electors, and voted for Anti-Masonic Party candidate William Wirt.[7]

Death[edit]

Strong died in Hartford, Vermont on January 28, 1840, and is interred at Hilltop Cemetery in Quechee, Vermont.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STRONG, William, (1763 - 1840)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "History of Hartford, (Windsor County) Vermont". History50states.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Strong, William (1763-1840)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rep. William Strong". govtrack.us. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Brown, John Howard (2006). The Cyclopedia Of American Biography V7: Comprising The Men And Women Of The United States Who Have Been Identified With The Growth Of The Nation. Kessinger Publishing,. p. 248. 
  6. ^ "Rep. William Strong". govtrack.us. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Strong, William (1763-1840)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 

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