Luther JEWETT, Congress, VT (1772-1860)


JEWETT, Luther, a Representative from Vermont; born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., December 24, 1772; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1795; studied medicine and practiced in Putney, Vt.; member of the State house of representatives; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); moved to St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt.; studied theology; was ordained as a minister and officiated in Newbury, Vt., 1821-1828; returned to St. Johnsbury and published the Farmerâs Herald 1828-1832 and the Free Masonâs Friend 1830-1832; died in St. Johnsbury, Vt., March 8, 1860; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present