Uriel Holmes

Uriel Holmes ( born August 26, 1764 in East Haddam, Connecticut, † May 18 1827 in Canton, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1818 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Uriel Holmes came in his youth with his parents to Hartland in Hartford County. There he attended the public schools. Then he studied until 1784 at Yale College. After studying law and its made ​​in 1798 admitted to the bar he began in Litchfield to work in his new profession.

Holmes was a member of the Federalist Party. Between 1803 and 1805 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut; 1807-1814 he was a district attorney in Litchfield County. In the same district he worked until 1817 as a judge. In the congressional elections of 1816, which were held all across the state of Connecticut, he was a candidate of his party in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1817 for the third parliamentary seat of his government to the succession of Epaphroditus Champion.

But Holmes has already appeared in 1818 from this mandate back. Then Sylvester Gilbert was elected in the by-election due to his successor in Congress. Uriel Holmes died on 18 May 1827 in Canton, and was buried in Litchfield.