Lewis B. Sturges

Lewis Burr Sturges ( born March 15, 1763 in Fairfield, Connecticut, † March 30, 1844 in Norwalk, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1805 and 1817 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lewis Sturges was a son of Jonathan Sturges (1740-1819), who had represented the State of Connecticut in the Continental Congress and later in the U.S. House of Representatives. The younger Sturges attended the Yale College until 1782 and was then in New Haven engaged in trade. In 1786 he returned to Fairfield. Between 1787 and 1791 he was employed at the local probate court. Politically, he was the end of the 1790s a member of the Federalist Party. Between 1794 and 1803 he was a member of the House of Connecticut.

Following the resignation of Congressman Roger Griswold Sturges was in a statewide election as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. After he was confirmed in the following five regular elections this mandate, Sturges was able to remain between 16 September 1805 and 3 March 1817 Congress. In this time the British -American War fell from 1812.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he moved to Norwalk, Ohio, where he died in 1844.