Jonathan Hunt Edit Profile
Born in Vernon, Windham County, Vermont, Hunt graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1807. Afterwards, Hunt studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1812.
Hunt commenced practice in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1812. He was the first president of the Old Brattleboro Bank in 1821, the first bank established in Brattleboro, a position he held for years afterward. He was elected as an Adams candidate to represent Vermont's 1st congressional district in 1827.
He served in the United States House of Representatives during the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses, serving from March 4, 1827 until his death on May 15, 1832. The brick home that Hunt had built in Brattleboro, later known as the Colonel Hooker home, was the first brick home built in town. Hunt died in Washington D.C. on May 15, 1832 while still in office.
At his death he left an estate valued in excess of $150,000. He was buried in the family plot in the Old Cemetery on the Hill in Brattleboro, Vermont.
He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for the state of Vermont and was a member of the prominent Hunt family of Vermont. Hunt held many political positions in Vermont, and served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1811, 1816, 1817, and 1824.