Amasa Learned

Amasa Learned (* November 15, 1750 in Killingly, Connecticut; † May 4, 1825 in New London, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1791 and 1795 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Amasa Learned grew even during the colonial period bristischen. He enjoyed a private education and then attended the Yale College until 1772. Subsequently, he taught as a teacher and studied theology. After he was ordained as a priest in 1773, he worked for a short time as a preacher. This was followed by a law degree, which he completed in 1778.

Learned was elected in 1779 in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. This body he belonged 1785-1791 again. In 1788 he was a delegate to the Assembly, which ratified the Constitution of the United States of Connecticut. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1790 Learned was elected to the House of Representatives of the second Congress. There he took March 4, 1791 as the successor of Roger Sherman, a second deputy seat of his state. In the period before the establishment of political parties, he supported the then Federal Government under President George Washington. He stood near the later Federalist Party. After a re-election in 1792 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1795 two legislative sessions.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives is Learned dealt with land speculation transactions. In 1818 he was a delegate at a conference to revise the constitution of Connecticut. Amasa Learned died on May 4, 1825 New London.