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Encyclopedia > Theodore Sedgwick
Theodore Sedgwick


In office
December 2, 1799 – March 4, 1801
Preceded by Jonathan Dayton
Succeeded by Nathaniel Macon

Born May 9, 1746
West Hartford, Connecticut
Died January 24, 1813
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist

Theodore Sedgwick (May 9, 1746-January 24, 1813), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Massachusetts and the fifth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. {http://bioguide. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Jonathan Dayton (October 16, 1760–October 9, 1824) was an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Sen. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... The Federalist Party (or Federal Party) was an American political party during the First Party System, in the period 1793 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Sedgwick attended Yale College, where he studied theology and law. He did not graduate, but went on to study law under Mark Hopkins of Great Barrington, the grandfather of Mark Hopkins, the distinguished later president of Williams College. He was admitted to the bar in 1766 and commenced practice in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; moved to Sheffield, Massachusetts; during the American Revolution served in the expedition against Canada in 1776. For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... Lady Justice or Justitia is a personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system (particularly in Western art). ... Mark Hopkins (September 1, 1813 – March 29, 1878) was one of four principal investors who formed the Central Pacific Railroad along with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington in 1861. ... Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...   Great Barrington is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Sheffield is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Sedgwick married, April 17, 1774 (his second), Pamela Dwight, born June 26, 1753, died September 20, 1807, daughter of Brigadier General Joseph Dwight of Great Barrington and his second wife, Abigail Williams (Sargent) Dwight. Pamela was the grand-daughter of Colonel Ephraim Williams, the founder of Williams College. They had ten children of whom three died within a year of birth.[1]


A Federalist, Sedgwick's political career began in 1780 and lasted until he became a judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts in 1802, a position he held until his death in Boston, Massachusetts in 1813. He was buried in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and is in the center of the "Sedgwick Pie"[2]. The term federalist refers to several sets of political beliefs around the world. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. ...


Mum Bett

As lawyers he and Tapping Reeve pled the case of Brom and Bett vs. Ashley for Mum Bett, a black slave who had fled from her master on account of cruel treatment. The jury ruled that she was free, thus making this case the earliest application of the declaration of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 that "all men are born free and equal." This decision was later upheld by the state Supreme Court after Sedgwick became a justice thereof. Mum Bett, who changed her name to Elizabeth Freeman, chose to work for the Sedgwick household for much of the rest of her life and is buried in the family plot. Her grave is marked by a monument beside the grave of his daughter Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the first noted female writer in the United States.[3] Tapping Reeve Tapping Reeve (October 1, 1744 – December 13, 1823) was an American lawyer and law educator. ... Mum Bett, later known as Elizabeth Freeman, was born to New York slaves in Claverack, New York, circa 1742. ... The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the fundamental governing document of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The quotation All men are created equal (sometimes modified to All people are created equal) is arguably the best-known phrase in any of Americas political documents, as the idea it expresses is generally considered the foundation of American democracy. ... The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is the highest court in the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Catharine Maria Sedgwick, born December 28, 1789 – died July 31, 1867, was an American novelist. ...


References

  1. ^ New Haven Colony Historical Society
  2. ^ http://www.sedgwick.org/na/library/cemetery/ma.berkshire.stockbridge/SedgwickStockbridgePlot.html
  3. ^ New Haven Colony Historical Society

External link

Preceded by
(none)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1789March 4, 1793
Succeeded by
Henry Dearborn, George Thatcher, Peleg Wadsworth (General ticket)
(Maine District)
Preceded by
Benjamin Goodhue
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1793March 4, 1795
alongside: Dwight Foster, William Lyman, Artemas Ward on a General ticket
Succeeded by
William Lyman
Preceded by
Fisher Ames, Samuel Dexter, Benjamin Goodhue, Samuel Holten (General Ticket)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1795 – June 1796
Succeeded by
Thomson J. Skinner
Preceded by
Caleb Strong
United States Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
June 11, 1796March 4, 1799
Served alongside: Benjamin Goodhue
Succeeded by
Samuel Dexter
Preceded by
Jacob Read
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
June 27, 1798December 5, 1798
Succeeded by
John Laurance
Preceded by
Thomson J. Skinner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1799March 4, 1801
Succeeded by
John Bacon
Preceded by
Jonathan Dayton
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 2, 1799March 4, 1801
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Macon

  Results from FactBites:
 
Theodore Sedgwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (534 words)
Theodore Sedgwick (May 9, 1746-January 24, 1813), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Massachusetts and the fifth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, was born in West Hartford, Connecticut.
A Federalist, Sedgwick's political career began in 1780 and lasted until he became a judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts in 1802, a position he held until his death in Boston, Massachusetts in 1813.
Mumbet was so grateful that she became a member of the Sedgwick household for life and is buried in the family plot - her grave is marked by a monument beside the grave of his daughter Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the first noted female writer in the United States.
Edie Sedgwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (889 words)
Edith Minturn Sedgwick, named as Edith Sedgwick on her birth certificate, (April 20, 1943 - November 15, 1971) was an American socialite, debutante, and heiress, best known as a star of underground films made by Andy Warhol in the 1960s.
Another third-great grandfather, Judge Theodore Sedgwick, was the first to plead and win a case for freedom of a fl slave woman under the Massachusetts Bill of Rights that declared all men to be born free and equal.
Sedgwick died in November 1971 from a barbiturate poisoning in combination with alcohol; after a party event, her husband of four months woke to find her dead in bed beside him.
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