7th President of the Continental Congress
September 28, 1779 - March 1, 1781
3rd Governor of Connecticut
May 11, 1786 - January 5, 1796
July 16, 1731 Windham, Connecticut
January 5, 1796 Norwich, Connecticut
Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 – January 5, 1796) 1st President of the United States in Congress Assembled was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and the 3rd Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death.