TRACY, Uriah (1755-1807)

TRACY, URIAH, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Franklin, Conn., February 2, 1755; graduated from Yale College in 1778; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1781 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Conn.; major general of militia; member, State general assembly 1788-1793, serving as speaker 1793; State's attorney for Litchfield County 1794-1799; elected to the Third and Fourth Congresses and served from April 8, 1793, until his resignation, effective October 13, 1796; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Trumbull; reelected in 1801 and 1807, and served from October 13, 1796, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Claims (Third and Fourth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., July 19, 1807; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 3 items.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 111 items (1787-1807) in various collections. Includes 14 letters to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 13 to John Treadwell, and 25 to Oliver Wolcott. Finding aid.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1798. 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1797-1809. 10 letters. Finding aid.

Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1804-1805. 2 items.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 letter (February 20, 1807) in Joseph Dennie miscellaneous manuscripts, 1807-[1812].

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928; and letters to his children (1794-1806) in Tracy family papers, 1794-1937. Finding aid.

  • Tracy, Uriah. To the Freemen of Connecticut. Litchfield: Thomas Collier, 1803.