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Chauncey Langdon

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Chauncey Langdon
Chauncey Langdon.jpg
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byJames Fisk
Succeeded byCharles Rich
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1763-11-08)November 8, 1763
Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedJuly 23, 1830(1830-07-23) (aged 66)
Castleton, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyFederalist Party (United States)
Spouse(s)Lucy Nona Lathrop Langdon
ChildrenBenjamin Franklin Langdon and Lucy Green Langdon Williams
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Judge

Chauncey Langdon (November 8, 1763 – July 23, 1830) was an American politician, lawyer and judge. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.

Early life

Langdon was born to Ebenezer and Katherine (Green) Langdon in Farmington, Connecticut. Pursuing classical studies, he graduated from Yale College in 1787.[1] He then studied at the Litchfield Law School and with Judge Sylvester Gilbert, of Hebron, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Castleton, Vermont.


Langdon became an active Federalist. He practiced law in Windsor, but later returned to Castleton. He served as the Rutland County Register of Probate from 1792 to 1794, in 1796, and again in 1813. He was Judge of Probate in 1798 and 1799. In 1808 he served on the state Executive Council.[2] He received an honorary degree at Middlebury Collegein Vermont in 1803 and was a trustee from 1811 until his death. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1813, 1814, 1817, 1819, 1820, and 1822.[3]

Langdon was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 until March 3, 1817.[4] He was not a candidate for renomination to the Fifteenth Congress. He was again elected to the Executive Council and served from 1823 until his death.[5]

Family life

He married Lucy Nona Lathrop Langdon on April 7, 1789. They had one son, Benjamin Franklin Langdon,[6] and one daughter, Lucy Green Langdon Williams,[7] who married Governor Charles K. Williams.[8]


Langdon died in Castleton on July 23, 1830. He is interred in Castleton's Congregational Cemetery.[9] He was also an officer of the Vermont Bible Society.


  1. ^ Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1907). Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College: July 1778-June 1792. Holt. p. 553.
  2. ^ Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1907). Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College, with annals of the college history (. H. Holt and Company. p. 556.
  3. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  5. ^ Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (1907). Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College: July 1778-June 1792. Holt. p. 553.
  6. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". Litchfield Historical Society. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Chauncey Langdon". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 23, 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Fisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles Rich
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