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Jonathan Grout

Silhouette of Jonathan Grout

Jonathan Grout (July 23, 1737 – September 8, 1807) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Grout was born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts and served in the First United States Congress.[1]

Grout built the first optical telegraph in the United States, connecting Martha's Vineyard and Boston.[2]

References

  1. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress entry for Jonathan Grout
  2. ^ Jonathan Grout: Built the First Optical Telegraph
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1791
Succeeded by
George Thatcher


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