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About Chauncey Langdon, US Congress
Chauncey Langdon (November 8, 1763 – July 23, 1830) was an American politician, lawyer and judge. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.
Langdon was born to Ebenezer and Katherine (Green) Langdon in Farmington, Connecticut. Pursuing classical studies, he graduated from Yale College in 1787. He also studied law with Judge Sylvester Gilbert, of Hebron, Connecticut, at Litchfield, Connecticut and was admitted to the bar in 1787. He began the practice of law in Castleton, Vermont.
Langdon became an active Federalist and maintained his own legal practice while being politically active in Vermont. He practiced law in Windsor, Vermont; later returning to Castleton. He served as the Register of Probate from 1792 to 1794, in 1796, and again in 1813. He was Judge of Probate in 1798 and 1799; and state councilor in 1808. He received an honorary degree at Middlebury College in Vermont in 1803 and worked as a trustee at the university from 1811 until his death. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1813, 1814, 1817, 1819, 1820, and 1822.
Langdon was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 until March 3, 1817. He was not a candidate for re-nomination to the Fifteenth Congress. He was again elected as state councilor and served from 1823 until his death.
He married Lucy Nona Lathrop Langdon on April 7, 1789. They had one son, Benjamin Franklin Langdon, and one daughter, Lucy Green Langdon Williams, who married Governor Charles K. Williams.
Langdon died in Castleton on July 23, 1830. He is interred at the Congregational Cemetery, Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont. He was also an officer of the Vermont Bible Society.