Micah Sterling Edit Profile
Sterling graduated from Yale College in 1804. Then he studied law at Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and commenced practice in Adams, New York, but the same year removed to Watertown and continued the practice of law there.
Micah Sterling was Treasurer of the Village of Watertown in 1816, and was a director of the Jefferson County Bank. He was elected as a Federalist to the 17th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.
He died of scarlet fever on April 11, 1844, the same day as Egbert Ten Eyck who had succeeded him in Congress, and both were buried at the Brookside Cemetery in Watertown.
Member United States Ho. Member of New York State Senate, 1836-1839</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Watertown, Apr.