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Tracy, Uriah (1755-1807) | Litchfield Historical Society

Name: Tracy, Uriah (1755-1807)

Historical Note:

TRACY, Uriah, (1755 - 1807)

Senate Years of Service: 1796-1807

Party: Federalist

TRACY, Uriah, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Franklin, Conn., February 2, 1755; graduated from Yale College in 1778; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1781 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Conn.; major general of militia; member, State general assembly 1788-1793, serving as speaker 1793; State’s attorney for Litchfield County 1794-1799; elected to the Third and Fourth Congresses and served from April 8, 1793, until his resignation, effective October 13, 1796; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Trumbull; reelected in 1801 and 1807, and served from October 13, 1796, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Claims (Third and Fourth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., July 19, 1807; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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