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Uriah Tracy
Uriah Tracy (February 2, 1755July 19, 1807) was an Americanmarker politician from Connecticutmarker who served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Tracy was born in Franklin, Connecticutmarker. In his youth he received a liberal education. His name is listed as amongst those in a company from Roxburymarker responding to the Lexington Alarmmarker at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. He later served in the Roxbury Company as a clerk

Uriah subsequently graduated from Yale Universitymarker (where his contemporaries included Noah Webster) in 1778. He was admitted to the bar in 1781 and subsequently practiced law in Litchfieldmarker for many years. He served in the state legislature in 1788–1793, and in the United States Congress from 1793–1796, having been chosen as a Federalist.

After his term, he was elected to the United States Senate in place of Jonathan Trumbull, who had resigned. Tracy served until the time of his death in Washington, D.marker C.marker. He has the distinction of being the first person interred in the Congressional Cemeterymarker.

In 1803, he and several other New England politicians proposed secession of New England from the union due to growing influence ofJeffersonian democrats and the Louisiana Purchase which they felt would further diminish Northern influence.

His portrait, painted by Ralph Earl, is in the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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