LANGDON, Woodbury, (1739 - 1805)


LANGDON, Woodbury, (brother of John Langdon), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1739; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; prominent in pre-Revolutionary affairs and throughout the war; served in the state house of representatives in 1778 and 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779; member of the state executive council 1781-1784; judge of the state superior court in 1782 and again from 1786 to January 1791, when he resigned; appointed in December 1790 by President Washington a commissioner to settle Revolutionary War claims; died in Portsmouth, N.H., January 13, 1805; interment in the North Cemetery.