Benjamin Huntington

Benjamin Huntington ( born April 19, 1736, in Norwich, Connecticut, † October 16, 1800 in Rome, New York ) was an American politician. Between 1789 and 1791 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also a 1780-1788 several times delegate to the Continental Congress.


Benjamin Huntington grew up in the British colonial era and studied beyond primary school until 1761 at Yale College. In October 1764 he was surveyor in Windham County. After studying law and its made ​​in 1765 admitted to the bar he began to work in his home city of Norwich in this profession.

Huntington was since 1771 deputy in the colonial House of Representatives. He joined the American Revolution movement and in 1775 a member of the Safety Committee of Connecticut. In addition, he remained until 1780 Abgeordner in the House of Representatives of Connecticut; in the years 1778 and 1779 he was its president. In January 1788, he was a delegate at a convention in New Haven. In the years 1780, 1782, 1783 and 1788 Huntington participated as a delegate to the Continental Congress. From 1781 to 1790 and again from 1791 to 1793 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut. From 1784 to 1796 he was Mayor of Norwich. But he was close to the pro-government movement (Pro - Administration), emerged from the later Federalist Party.

In the elections for the first Congress in 1789, Huntington was chosen as the candidate of the pro- administration movement in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he occupied the first seat in parliament of his country. In Congress, he completed between 4 March 1789 and the March 3, 1791 only one legislative period. Between 1793 and 1798 he was a judge at the Superior Court of Connecticut. Benjamin Huntington died in October 1800 in Rome ( New York). He was married to the deceased in 1790 Anne Huntington since 1765.

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