WADSWORTH, Jeremiah, a Delegate and a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford,
Conn., July 12, 1743; attended the common schools; went to sea in 1761; became
first mate of a vessel and subsequently master; served as deputy and commissary
general 1775-1778 during the Revolution; Member of the Continental Congress in
1788; member of the Connecticut ratification convention in 1788; elected to the
First, Second, and Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); was not a
candidate for reelection; member of the State house of representatives in 1795
and of the State executive council 1795-1801; engaged in agricultural pursuits;
died in Hartford, Conn., April 30, 1804; interment in Ancient Burying Ground.
BibliographyPlatt, John D.R. Jeremiah Wadsworth: Federalist Entrepreneur.
Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1955.