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Encyclopedia > Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott (December 1, 1726December 1, 1797), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Connecticut. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the independence of a newly formed or reformed independent state, usually from a part or the whole of the territory of another nation, or a document containing such a declaration. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...


Oliver Wolcott was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the second of fourteen children of the Royal Governor Roger Wolcott. He attended Yale College, graduating in 1747. Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York commissioned him to raise a militia to fight in the French and Indian War, and he served the King as Captain in this militia on the northern frontier. Windsor is located just north of Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Roger Wolcott (January 4, 1679– May 17, 1767) was an American weaver and statesman from Windsor, Connecticut. ... Yale College Wrexham is a college in Wrexham, Wales. ... DeWitt Clinton DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an early American politician. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The French and Indian War is the American name for the decisive nine-year conflict (1754-1763) in North America between Great Britain and France, which was one of the theatres of the Seven Years War. ...


At the end of the war, Wolcott studied medicine, then was appointed sheriff of the newly created Litchfield County, Connecticut, serving from about 1751 to 1771. He then rejoined the Militia and participated in the Revolutionary War as Brigadier General of the Connecticut forces under the command of the Continental Army. Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ...


The Continental Congress appointed him Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and he was elected to the Congress in 1775. He became seriously ill in 1776 and did not sign the Declaration of Independence until some time later. He was engaged in military affairs between 1776-8, and served again in Congress from 1778-1784. The Continental Congress was the federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. ...


He served again as an Indian Commissioner, and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 1786, assuming the Governorship on the death of Samuel Huntington in 1796, and was reelected to the position, dying in office at the age of seventy-one.


 
 

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