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Friday, July 7, 2017
The Signers - Samuel Huntington - 6th Cousin 5 times removed
Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731– January 5, 1796) was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
He was a self-taught lawyer and was admitted to the Bar of Connecticut, 1754 -
He was The King's attorney, tax collector, town-meeting moderator, justice of the peace, of Norwich Connecticut. Appointed to the Superior court, in 1773. Elected to provincial Upper House of Assembly, appointed to the Council of Safety, Delegate to the Continental Congress, in 1776. President of the Continental Congress, 1779-81; Lieutenant Governor and Chief judge of Superior Court of Connecticut, 1784-86; Governor of Connecticut, 1786-1796.
Died: January 5, 1796
He totally dedicated his life to public service. Wow. Good job, Cuz!
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