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US Constitution Ratified
March 4, 1789
|William Samuel Johnson
US Senator (Class 3)
William Samuel Johnson was a delegate and Senator from Connecticut. Johnson was born October 7, 1727 in Stratford, Connecticut, United States.. William graduated from Yale College in 1744 and Harvard in 1747. William was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Stanford. He was a member of the colonial house of representatives in 1761 and 1765 and of the upper house in 1776 and again from 1771-1775. He served as a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress held in New York in October of 1765. William was Connecticut agent extraordinary to the court of England to determine the State title to Indian lands 1767-1771; judge of Connecticut Supreme Court 1772-1774; member of the Continental Congress 1785-1787; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and one of the signers of the Constitution; served as the first president of Columbia College of New York City 1787-1800; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1789, to March 4, 1791, when he resigned; died in Stratford, Conn., on November 14, 1819; interment in the Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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