STURGES, Jonathan, (1740 - 1819)

STURGES, Jonathan, (father of Lewis Burr Sturges), a Delegate and a Representative from Connecticut; born in Fairfield, Conn., August 23, 1740; was graduated from Yale College in 1759; was admitted to the bar in May 1772 and commenced practice in Fairfield, Conn.; member of the state house of representatives in 1772 and 1773-1784; justice of the peace in 1773; Member of the Continental Congress in 1786; judge of the probate court for the district of Fairfield in 1775; again a member of the state house of representatives in 1786; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); associate justice of the state supreme court 1793-1805; died in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., October 4, 1819; interment in the Old Burying Ground.