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HUNGERFORD, William, lawyer, born in East Haddam, Connecticut, 22 November, 1786; died in Hartford, Connecticut, 15 January, 1873. He was graduated at Yale in 1809. and studied law with Roger and Matthew Griswold in Lwne. He was admitted to the bar in New London in 1812, and practised in Hadlyme till 1819, when he removed to Hartford, attaining high rank in his profession. He represented East Haddam in the legislature, after his removal to Hartford was several times a delegate from that city, and was a member of the constitutional convention of Connecticut in 1818. He was a Federalist, a Whig, and in later years a Republican. Mr. Hungerford withdrew from general practice in 1860, but continued the management of his large property until a few months before his death. Yale gave him the degree of LL. D. in 1856.
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