Alexander Sheldon


Alexander Sheldon

Alexander Sheldon (October 23, 1766 Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut - September 10, 1836 Montgomery County, New York) was an American physician and politician.

Life

He was the son of Phineas Sheldon (1717-1807) and Ruth Harmon Sheldon (1733-1805). He graduated from Yale College in 1787. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1800 to 1808, in 1812 and in 1825, and was Speaker in 1804, 1805, 1806, 1808 and 1812. He was the last of the Speakers that wore the Cocked Hat as the badge of office.

He graduated from the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1812.

He was a Regent of the University of New York. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821.

He was married to Miriam King (b. 1770 Suffield). Their son, Smith Sheldon (1811-1884), established the publishing-house of Sheldon and Co. Their daughter Delia Sheldon was the mother of Sheldon Jackson.

ources

*Bio at Famous Americans
* [http://www.shaweb.net/GenWeb/WebHist/Pedigree/7394.htm] Ancestry
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nymontgo/statelegis.html] Members of NYSA from Montg. Co.


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