Ansel Sterling Edit Profile
Later, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1805.
He was the brother of Micah Sterling who was a United States Representative from New York. He commenced practice in Salisbury before moving to Sharon in 1808 where he continued the practice of his profession. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as an Adams-Clay candidate to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825).
After leaving Congress, he resumed legal practice and was the chief justice of the court of common pleas of Litchfield County 1838-1840. He died in Sharon in 1853 and was buried in Sharon Burying Ground.
Sterling was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1815, 1818–1821, 1825, 1826, 1829, and 1835–1837, and served as clerk of the house in the sessions of 1815 and 1818-1820.