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Simeon Baldwin

Simeon Baldwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's at-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by Elias Perkins
Succeeded by Jonathan O. Moseley
Personal details
Born (1761-12-14)December 14, 1761
Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Died May 26, 1851(1851-05-26) (aged 89)
New Haven, Connecticut
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Yale College

Simeon Baldwin (December 14, 1761 – May 26, 1851) was son-in-law of Roger Sherman, father of Connecticut Governor Roger Sherman Baldwin and the grandfather of Connecticut Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut. He completed preparatory studies (studying with Rev. Joseph Huntington and later at the Master Tisdale's School in Lebanon, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1781. He delivered the Latin oration in June, 1782, it is still preserved in the Yale University Library. He was preceptor of the academy at Albany,and a Tutor at his alma mater.

He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in New Haven. He was elected New Haven city clerk in 1790 was appointed clerk of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States for the District of Connecticut and served until November 1803, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress. Baldwin was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805).

He declined to be a candidate for reelection,and was again appointed to his former clerkship, but was removed by Judge Edwards in 1806. He served as associate judge of the Superior Court (1806–08) and the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (1808–18). He was president of the board of commissioners that located the Farmington Canal, and was Mayor of New Haven. He died at 89 years old and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

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