Huntington graduated from Yale College in 1819.
Huntington was the brother of Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Elisha Huntington. After leaving College, Huntington commenced his legal studies at Newburyport, and after some interruptions completed them at Salem, Massachusetts, where he was admitted to the bar in 1824. He continued in practice in Salem until 1851, when he was appointed clerk of all the courts in Essex County.
This office he held till his death.
He served the State repeatedly in the Massachusetts Legislature, and in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1853, and in the same year was mayor of the city of Salem. He died in Salem, Massachusetts, after a brief illness, 5 September, 1870.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Yale Obituary Record.