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Theodore Sedgwick

Personal data
Date of birthMay 9, 1746
Place of birthWest Hartford, Connecticut
Date of deathJanuary 24, 1813(age 66)
Place of deathBoston, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Alma materYale College
ProfessionLaw
Military service
Service/branchContinental Army
RankMajor
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
5th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In officeDecember 2, 1799 - March 4, 1801
PresidentJohn Adams
Succeeded byNathaniel Macon
Preceded byJonathan Dayton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st, 2nd, 4th districts
In officeMarch 4, 1789 - June 1796
March 4, 1799-March 4, 1801
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In officeJune 11, 1796 - March 4, 1799
Succeeded bySamuel Dexter
Preceded byCaleb Strong
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In officeJune 27, 1798 - December 5, 1798
PresidentJohn Adams
Succeeded byJohn Laurance
Preceded byJacob Read

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Theodore Sedgwick (May 9, 1746 - January 24, 1813) was an attorney, politician and jurist, who served in elected state government and as a Delegate to the Continental Congress, a US Representative, and a United States Senator from Massachusetts. He served as the fifth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1802 and served there the rest of his life.


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