Lyon, Asa a Congregational minister, was born at Pomfret, Connecticut, December 31, 1763, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1790. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Sunderland, Mass., from October 4, 1792, to September 23, 1793; at South Hess, Vermont, from December 21, 1802, to March 15, 1840; and was a member of Congress from Vermont from 1815 to 1817. He was appointed chief judge of Grand Isle County in 1805, 1806, 1808, and 1813; and was during nine years a state representative. He was an able preacher. His published sermons and patriotic addresses show a high order of talent and scholarship.