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Zephaniah Swift

February 27, 1759
September 27, 1823
Home Town:
Wareham, MA
Later Residences:
Lebanon, CT
Windham, CT
Lucretia Webb Swift (March 14, 1795)
Jerusha Watrous Swift (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Swift was a born in Wareham, Plymouth County, Mass., February 27, 1759. He moved with his parents to Lebanon, New London County, CT. He was graduated from Yale College in 1778; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Windham, CT. He was a member of the state house of representatives 1787-1793, serving as speaker in 1792; clerk of the house for four sessions; and elected as Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797). He resumed the practice of law at Windham; also engaged in literary pursuits; secretary of the French mission in 1800; judge of the Connecticut supreme court in 1801 and chief justice 1806-1819; member of the Hartford Convention in 1814; again a member of the state house ...

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office

Secondary Sources:
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