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Timothy Pitkin

Timothy Pitkin, American congressman. awarded membership in Societe Francaise de Statisstique Universaille for contbns. member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1790, 92, 94-1805, 19-30, clerk, 1800-1802, speaker 1803-1805; member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 9th-14th congresses, 1805-1819, author of a plan for progressive emancipation of slaves in border states.

Background

  • Pitkin, Timothy was born on January 21, 1766 in Farmington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Review Timothy and Temperance (Clap) Pitkin.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1785, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1829.

    Career

    • Taught Latin and Greek, Plainfield (Connecticut) Academy, 1785. Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1788. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1790, 92, 94-1805, 19-30, clerk, 1800-1802, speaker 1803-1805.

      Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 9th-14th congresses, 1805-1819, author of a plan for progressive emancipation of slaves in border states. Delegate Connecticut Constitutional Convention, 1818. Resumed law practice, engaged in writing, after 1830.

      Awarded membership in Societe Francaise de Statisstique Universaille for contributions in field of statistics, 1837. Author: Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States, 1813. A Political and Civil History of the United States, 1828.

    Works

    • Author: Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States, 1813. A Political and Civil History of the United States, 1828.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1790, 92, 94-1805, 19-30, clerk, 1800-1802, speaker 1803-1805. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 9th-14th congresses, 1805-1819, author of a plan for progressive emancipation of slaves in border states.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Hubbard, June 6, 1801, 6 children.
    • father: Review Timothy Pitkin
    • mother: Temperance (Clap) Pitkin
    • spouse: Elizabeth Hubbard
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    Died December 18, 1847
    (aged 81)
    Nationality

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