HOSMER, Titus, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in what is now West Hartford,
Hartford County, Conn., in 1736; was graduated from Yale College in 1757;
studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1760 and commenced practice in
Middletown, Conn.; held several local offices; member of the State house of
representatives 1773-1778, serving as speaker in 1776 and 1778; member of the
council of safety in 1776 and 1777; served in the State senate from May 1778
until his death; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778; resumed the
practice of law; judge of the United States Maritime Court of Appeals in 1780;
died in Middletown, Conn., August 4, 1780; interment in Mortimer Cemetery.
BibliographyBarlow, Joel. An Elegy on the Late Honorable Titus
Hosmer. Hartford, CT: Hudson & Goodwin, 1780.