STERLING, Ansel, (1782 - 1853)


STERLING, Ansel, (brother of Micah Sterling), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., February 3, 1782; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in Salisbury, Conn.; moved to Sharon, Litchfield County, in 1808 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives in 1815, 1818-1821, 1825, 1826, 1829, and 1835-1837, and served as clerk of the house in the sessions of 1815 and 1818-1820; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican candidate to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); resumed legal practice; chief justice of the court of common pleas of Litchfield County 1838-1840; died in Sharon, Conn., November 6, 1853; interment in Sharon Burying Ground.