Solomon STRONG, Congress, MA (1780-1850)


STRONG, Solomon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Amherst, Mass., March 2, 1780; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1798; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Northampton, Mass., in 1800 and commenced the practice of law; member of the State senate in 1812 and 1813; judge of the circuit court of common pleas in 1818 and judge of the court of common pleas from 1821 until his resignation in 1842; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; again a member of the State senate in 1843 and 1844; died in Leominster, Mass., on September 16, 1850; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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