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Wolcott, Oliverlocked

(20 November 1726–01 December 1797)
  • Bruce P. Stark

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Wolcott, Oliver (20 November 1726–01 December 1797), Connecticut governor and revolutionary patriot, was born in Windsor (now East Windsor), Connecticut, the son of Roger Wolcott, a judge, member of the Connecticut Council, deputy governor, and governor (1750–1754), and Sarah Drake. He graduated from Yale in 1747, was granted a captain’s commission by New York governor ...

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