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Governor Samuel Huntington
Governor Samuel Huntington
American, 1731 - 1796
Biography: Samuel Huntington was born in Windham, Connecticut on 3 July 1731. He was the son of Nathaniel and Mehetable (Thurston) Huntington. He married Martha Devotion, daughter of Reverend Ebenezer Devotion, on 17 April 1761. He was elected president of the Continental Congress in 1779. He served as governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death in office on 5 January 1796.