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Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800)

Benjamin Huntington (April 19, 1736October 16, 1800) was an American lawyer, jurist and politician from Norwich, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War with the rank of General. He later served Connecticut as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the First United States Congress. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... Nickname: Coordinates: NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1659 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1952 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Benjamin P. Lathrop, Mayor Mark M. Bettencourt Jacqueline Caren John D. Crooks Lawrence N. Goldman John P. Mereen John M. Newson  - City manager Robert Zarnetske Area  - City 76. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence depicts the five-man drafting committee presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... // Major events and legislation Senate and House of Representatives first convene (without quorum) in New York City, March 4, 1789 representing eleven States: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia House first met with quorum to elect first Speaker, April 1...


Benjamin was born on April 19, 1736 at Norwich, Connecticut, the only child of Daniel Huntington and his second wife Rachel Wolcott. He married Anne Huntington, of Windham, Connecticut, on May 5, 1765. She died on October 6, 1790 at Norwich. He graduated from Yale in 1761, and soon after, he entered upon the practice of law in his native town, and rose rapidly to the front rank of his profession. He seems to have been unusually devoted to his profession, being at once a severe student, and an active and successful advocate and business man. Though rather shunning than courting public life, he was not allowed to excuse himself from its claims; nor, when called to meet them, did he shrink either from public duties or dangers. In 1775 he was appointed, by the legislature of his native State, on the committee of safety, appointed to advise with the Governor of the State during the recess of the legislature. Only the ablest men and truest patriots of that trying day, would have been put upon that important committee. Again, in 1778, on the recommendation of George Washington, he was appointed by the legislature, one of the delegates to the convention to be held in New Haven, for the regulation of the army. From 1780 to 1784, and again in 1787 and 1788, he was a member of the Continental Congress; and when the new government went into operation, in 1789, he was chosen to represent Connecticut in the First Congress of the United States. Windham is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ...


From 1781 to 1790, and also from 1791 to 1793 he was also a member of the upper house of the Connecticut Legislature. On the incorporation of Norwich, Connecticut, in 1784, he was chosen, for an indefinite period, its first Mayor, in which office he served until his formal resignation, in 1796. He was also appointed in 1793, a judge of the superior court of Connecticut, holding this office until 1798. Thus, for more than twenty years, during the most eventful period of United States history, he was continually serving his constituents in offices always onerous, and often hazardous. How well he discharged these trusts, their own recurrence will unequivocally evince. A word on this point, however, is due both to his memory and to the truth of American revolutionary history. Nickname: Coordinates: NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1659 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1952 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Benjamin P. Lathrop, Mayor Mark M. Bettencourt Jacqueline Caren John D. Crooks Lawrence N. Goldman John P. Mereen John M. Newson  - City manager Robert Zarnetske Area  - City 76. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


External link

  • Huntington's biographic sketch at the U.S. Congress website
  • Biography of Benjamin Huntington by the Huntington Family Association

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HUNTINGTON, Benjamin, delegate, was born in Norwich, Conn., April 19, 1736; son of Daniel and Rachel (Wolcott) Huntington; grandson of Deacon Simon and Sarah (Clark) Huntington, and great grandson of Simon and Margaret (Beret) Huntington, the immigrants and firstly in America.
Benjamin was graduated at Yale in 1761, was admitted to the bar and practised law in Norwich, Conn. He was appointed a member of the convention held at New Haven for the regulation of the army, by the recommendation of Washington in 1778.
HUNTINGTON, Joshua, clergyman, was born in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 31, 1786; son of Gen. Jedidiah and Ann (Moore) Huntington and grandson of Gen. Jabez and Elizabeth (Backus) Huntington.
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