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NUGGET #34

Congress, members of: Ridgefield has had three native-born members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Dr. Joel Abbot, a congressman from Georgia; Henry G. Stebbins, from New York; and Jeremiah Donovan, from Connecticut. Clare Boothe Luce moved to Ridgefield just after having been a congresswoman from Connecticut. No U.S. senators came from Ridgefield, but Ron Wyden (1949-), senator from Oregon (1996-), is the son of author Peter Wyden (1923-1998), who lived in Ridgefield, 1974-1998.

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