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GALUSHA, Jonas, statesman, born in Norwalk, Connecticut, 11 February, 1753; died in Shaftsbury, Vermont, 24 September, 1834. He removed to Shaftsbury in 1775, and in the battle of Bennington led two companies. Besides filling many minor offices, he was councillor for thirteen years, judge of the Supreme Court for two years, and governor of the state from 1809 till 1813, and again from 1815 till 1820. In 1808, 1820, and 1824 he was a presidential elector. He was president of the constitutional conventions of 1814 and 18'22. In his religious sentiments Governor Galusha took an interest in the affairs of the Baptist Church, of which he was a member.--His son, Elon, clergyman, born in Shaftsbury, Vermont ; died in Lock-port, New York, 13 June, 1859, was ordained to the Baptist ministry in early life, and served as pastor of Churches in Whitesborough, Utica, Rochester, and Lockport, New York At one time he was president of the Baptist missionary convention of New York. He was an attractive preacher, and one of the most widely known and esteemed among the Baptist ministers of his generation.
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