samuel huntington

Huntington

[huhn-ting-tuhn]
noun
1.
Collis Potter, 1821–1900, U.S. railroad developer.
2.
Samuel, 1731–96, U.S. statesman: governor of Connecticut 1786–96.
3.
a city in W West Virginia, on the Ohio River.
4.
a city in NE Indiana.
5.
a male given name: from an Old English family name, meaning “hunting estate.”
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samuel huntington

signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of the Continental Congress (1779-81), and governor of Connecticut. He served in the Connecticut Assembly in 1765 and was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court in 1775. He was a member of the governor's council (1775-83) concurrently with his service in the Continental Congress. Huntington returned in 1783 to Connecticut, where he became chief justice of the state Supreme Court in 1784, lieutenant governor in 1785, and governor in 1786. He was re-elected governor each year thereafter until his death.

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