The Info List - Uriah Tracy

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Uriah Tracy (February 2, 1755 – July 19, 1807) was an eighteenth-century American lawyer and politician from Connecticut. He served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.


1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Tracy was born in Franklin, Connecticut. In his youth he received a liberal education.[1] His name is listed as amongst those in a company from Roxbury responding to the Lexington Alarm
Lexington Alarm
at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. He later served in the Roxbury Company as a clerk[1] Tracy subsequently graduated from Yale University
Yale University
where his contemporaries included Noah Webster
Noah Webster
in 1778. He was admitted to the bar in 1781 after which he practiced law in Litchfield for many years.[2] He served in the state legislature in 1788–1793, and in the United States
United States
House of Representatives from April 8, 1793– October 13, 1796, having been chosen as a Federalist.[3] He resigned his seat when he was elected to the United States
United States
Senate in place of Jonathan Trumbull, who had resigned.[4] Tracy served until the time of his death in Washington, D. C.. He has the distinction of being the first member of Congress interred in the Congressional Cemetery.[1] His descendants include the mathematician Curtis Tracy McMullen and the author Jeanie Gould.[5] In 1803, he and several other New England politicians proposed secession of New England from the union due to growing influence of Jeffersonian democrats and the Louisiana Purchase which they felt would further diminish Northern influence. His portrait, painted by Ralph Earl, is in the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society in Litchfield, Connecticut. See also[edit]

List of United States
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Congress members who died in office (1790–1899)


^ a b c "Eyewitnesses Interred or Memorialized in the Congressional Cemetery" (PDF). Congressional Cemetery. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25.  ^ "Uriah Tracy". Find A Grave. Retrieved January 1, 2013.  ^ "Sen. Uriah Tracy". Govtrack.us. Retrieved January 1, 2013.  ^ "Tracy, Uriah (1755-1807)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 1, 2013.  ^ Tracy Genealogy

External links[edit]

United States
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Congress. " Uriah Tracy (id: T000348)". Biographical Directory of the United States
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Congress.  Portrait at the Litchfield Historical Society Uriah Tracy at Find a Grave The Political Graveyard Govtrack.us

U.S. Senate

Preceded by Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Connecticut 1796–1807 Served alongside: James Hillhouse Succeeded by Chauncey Goodrich

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Zephaniah Swift Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's at-large congressional district 1793-1796 Succeeded by Chauncey Goodrich

Political offices

Preceded by Samuel Livermore President pro tempore of the United States
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Senate May 14, 1800 – November 16, 1800 Succeeded by John E. Howard

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Senators from Connecticut

Class 1

Ellsworth Hillhouse Dana Boardman Edwards Foot N. Smith Niles Betts Huntington R. S. Baldwin Toucey Dixon Buckingham Eaton Hawley Bulkeley McLean Walcott Maloney Hart R. E. Baldwin Benton Purtell T. Dodd Weicker Lieberman Murphy

Class 3

Johnson Sherman Mitchell Trumbull Tracy Goodrich Daggett Lanman Willey Tomlinson P. Smith Niles T. Smith Gillette Foster Ferry English Barnum Platt Brandegee Bingham Lonergan Danaher McMahon Purtell Bush Ribicoff C. Dodd Blumenthal

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Presidents pro tempore of the United States
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Langdon Lee Langdon Izard H Tazewell Livermore Bingham Bradford Read Sedgwick Laurance Ross Livermore Tracy Howard Hillhouse Baldwin Bradley Brown Franklin Anderson Smith Bradley Milledge Gregg Gaillard Pope Crawford Varnum Gaillard Barbour Gaillard Macon Smith L Tazewell White Poindexter Tyler W R King Southard Mangum Sevier Atchison W R King Atchison Cass Bright Stuart Bright Mason Rusk Fitzpatrick Bright Fitzpatrick Foot Clark Foster Wade Anthony Carpenter Anthony Ferry Thurman Bayard Davis Edmunds Sherman Ingalls Manderson Harris Ransom Harris Frye Bacon/Curtis/Gallinger/Brandegee/Lodge Clarke Saulsbury Cummins Moses Pittman W H King Harrison Glass McKellar Vandenberg McKellar Bridges George Hayden Russell Ellender Eastland Magnuson Young Magnuson Thurmond Stennis Byrd Thurmond Byrd Thurmond Byrd Stevens Byrd Inouye Leahy Hatch

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 235153357 LCCN: n85351583 GND: 1082153664 US Congress: T000348 SN