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, 1813
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, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by Seat created
Succeeded by Luther Jewett
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.


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]


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


  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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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan H. Hubbard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Luther Jewett