1749, Jul 141822, Aug 1
an Irish-born American printer, farmer, soldier and politician, who served as a United States Representative from both Vermont and Kentucky. Lyon represented Vermont in Congress from 1797 to 1801, and represented Kentucky from 1803 to 1811. His tenure in Congress was tumultuous. He brawled with one Congressman, and was jailed on charges of violating the Sedition Act, winning re-election to Congress from inside his jail cell.
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01/30/1798-Rep Matthew Lyon, Vermont spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold, Connecticut, in U.S. House of Representatives, after an argument 
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Arkansas Weekly Gazette of Little Rock, Arkansas on August 13, 1822
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I cannot say that I am descended from the bastards of Oliver Cromwell, or his courtiers, or from the Puritans who punish their horses for breaking the Sabbath, or from those who persecuted Quakers and burned the witches
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