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 Thomas Fitch, IV

Thomas Fitch, IV

Death 18 Jul 1774 (aged 74–75)
Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 5013 · View Source
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Connecticut Governor. He graduated from Yale, in 1721, studied law and went on have a legal practice at Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as Norwalk Justice of the Peace, Deputy and Assistant to the Connecticut General Assembly, Deputy Governor and was, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Superior Court. In 1754, he was elected Governor of the Connecticut Colony, serving until 1766. His son Thomas Fitch V, was a soldier and patriot. He served with British colonial troops in the French and Indian Wars. Also was a Colonel Continental Army during the American Revolution, was a town councilman and helped with the reconstruction efforts after the burning of Norwalk in 1779.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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THE HON'BLE THOMAS FITCH ESQR Gov'r of the Colony of Connecticut Emminent, and distinguished among mortals, For great abilities, large aquirements and a virtuous character; a clear, strong, sedate mind; an accurate, extensive acquaintance with Law and civil Government; a happy Talent of presiding; close application and strict fidelity in the discharge of important Trusts; no less than, for his employments, by the voice of the people, in the chief offices of State, and at the Head of the Colony. Having served his generation by the Will of God fell asleep July 18th, Add Domini, 1774 in the 75th Year of his age.




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