Huntington, Samuel (1731–1796), an American Revolutionary War patriot and political leader. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Huntington was born in Windham, Connecticut, and became a lawyer. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1776–84, and governor of Connecticut, 1786–96.
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