Oliver Wolcott

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Birthday
20, 1726
Birthplace
Windsor, CT
Death Date
Dec 1, 1797 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1726
Birthplace
Windsor, CT
Death Date
Dec 1, 1797 (71)

About

Federalist politician who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was also the nineteenth Governor of Connecticut from 1796 to 1797.

Before Fame

He began as sheriff of Litchfield County, Connecticut, a position he held for more than 20 years, and eventually rose to the rank of brigadier general with the Revolutionary Army.

Trivia

He signed the Articles of Confederation as the representative of the state of Connecticut.

Family Life

His son Oliver Wolcott, Jr. was the Treasury Secretary and the 24th Governor of Connecticut.

Associated With

His son Oliver Wolcott, Jr., served as Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington.