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Marcus H. Holcomb
Marcus H. Holcomb
Marcus H. Holcomb
(November 28, 1844 - March 5, 1932) was an American politician and the 66th Governor of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBiography[edit] Holcomb was born in New Hartford, Connecticut
New Hartford, Connecticut
on November 28, 1844 son of Carlos Holcomb and Adah L. Bushnell, and a descendant of the immigrant Thomas Holcomb. He studied in the public school system New Hartford. He then studied at Wesleyan Seminary in Massachusetts. He was married to Sarah Carpenter Bennet on October 16, 1872. They had one son, Marcus Hensey Holcomb Jr., who died in infancy. Career[edit] Holcomb taught school for a number of years, while studying law in the office of the Hon. Jared B. Foster;[1] and was admitted to the bar in 1871
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Governor Of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°36′N 72°42′W / 41.6°N 72.7°W / 41.6; -72.7State of ConnecticutFlag SealNickname(s):The Constitution State (official) The Nutmeg
Nutmeg
State The Provisions State The Land of Steady HabitsMotto(s): Qui transtulit sustinet
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Roger Sherman Baldwin
Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman
Baldwin (January 4, 1793 – February 19, 1863) was an American politician who served as the 32nd Governor of Connecticut from 1844 to 1846 and a United States Senator
United States Senator
from 1847 to 1851. As a lawyer, his career was most notable for his participation in the 1841 Amistad case.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Family 4 In popular culture 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Baldwin was son of Simeon Baldwin and Rebecca Sherman in New Haven, Connecticut
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John Treadwell
Dolle Treadwell 1st (died at 3 yrs.) Dolle Treadwell 2nd Eunice Treadwell Mary Treadwell George Treadwell John TreadwellAlma mater Yale UniversityOccupationlawyer politician judge John Treadwell
John Treadwell
(November 23, 1745 – August 18, 1823) was an American politician and the 21st Governor of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Treadwell was born in Farmington, Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut
the only son of Ephraim and Mary (Porter) Treadwell, on November 23, 1745. He graduated from Yale University
Yale University
in 1767. He then studied law with Judge
Judge
Titus Hosmer in Middletown, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Farmington. On November 20, 1770, John Treadwell
John Treadwell
married Dorothy Pomroy, of Northampton, Massachusetts
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Roger Griswold
Roger Griswold
Roger Griswold
(/ˈɡrɪzwɔːld, -wəld/;[1] May 21, 1762 – October 25, 1812) was a nineteenth-century lawyer, politician and judge from Connecticut. He served as a member of the United States
United States
House of Representatives, judge of the Connecticut
Connecticut
Supreme Court and the 22nd Governor of Connecticut, serving as a Federalist.Contents1 Biography 2 Lyon-Griswold brawl 3 Personal life 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBiography[edit] Griswold was born in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
Connecticut
to Matthew Griswold and Ursula (Wolcott) Griswold of the prominent Griswold family.[2] He pursued classical studies, entered Yale College
Yale College
at the age of fourteen and graduated from Yale in 1780
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John Cotton Smith
John Cotton Smith
John Cotton Smith
(February 12, 1765 – December 7, 1845) was a nineteenth-century lawyer, judge and politician from Connecticut. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, as the 7th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Connecticut
and as the 23rd Governor of Connecticut. Biography[edit] Smith was born in Sharon, Connecticut, the son of Cotton Mather Smith, a Puritan
Puritan
minister who moved from Massachusetts
Massachusetts
to Connecticut. Smith completed preparatory studies and graduated from Yale College
Yale College
in 1783. After graduation, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Sharon in 1787.[1] Smith married Margaret Evertson and they had one son together.[2] He entered politics as a member of the Connecticut
Connecticut
House of Representatives in 1793
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Oliver Wolcott Jr.
Oliver Wolcott
Oliver Wolcott
Jr. (January 11, 1760 – June 1, 1833) was an American politician. He was United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800 and the 24th Governor of Connecticut
Connecticut
from 1817 to 1827.Contents1 Youth and education 2 Public service career 3 Martha Washington's escaped slave 4 Death and legacy 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksYouth and education[edit] Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, Wolcott was the son of Oliver Wolcott Sr. and Laura Collins Wolcott. He was able to graduate from Yale University in 1778, despite serving in the Continental Army from 1777 to 1779
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Gideon Tomlinson
Gideon Tomlinson
Gideon Tomlinson
(December 31, 1780 – October 8, 1854) was a United States Senator, United States Representative, and the 25th Governor for the state of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Stratford,[1] Tomlinson completed preparatory studies and graduated from Yale College
Yale College
in 1802.[2] He went to Virginia for a year to be a private tutor and to study law. When he returned to Fairfield he continued his studies and was admitted to the bar in 1807. That same year he married Sarah Bradley. He received a Master of Arts, in 1808 from Yale. Their only child, Jabez Huntington Tomlinson, was born in 1818 but died at the young age of 19 in 1838. Mrs. Tomlinson died in 1842. In 1846, Gideon married Mrs
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John Samuel Peters
John Samuel Peters (September 21, 1772 – March 30, 1858) was an American politician, a Whig and the 26th Governor of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Peters was born in Hebron, Connecticut
Hebron, Connecticut
on September 21, 1772, son of Beneslie and Ann Shipman Peters. He worked on a farm, attended the district schools, taught school in Hebron in 1790, studied medicine under Dr. Benjamin Peters of Marbletown, N.Y., for six months and then under Dr. Abner Mosely of Glastonbury, Conn.; in 1796 attended lectures in Philadelphia, Pa., and practised in Hebron, from 1797 to 1837. He never married.[1] Career[edit] Peters was town clerk for twenty years, judge of probate for the district of Hebron, and frequently a member of the state legislature. He received the votes of one branch of the state legislature in 1824, when Calvin Willey was elected
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Henry W. Edwards
Henry Waggaman Edwards (October 1779 – July 22, 1847) was an American lawyer, a Democrat, and the 27th and 29th Governor of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Edwards was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Pierpont Edwards and Frances Ogden. He graduated from Princeton University
Princeton University
in 1797, and earned a law degree from the Litchfield Law School. He married Lydia Miller on October 4, 1801,[1] and they had seven children. Career[edit] Edwards became a lawyer, was active in Democratic politics, and was the United States Representative from Connecticut
Connecticut
at-large from 1819 to 1823
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Samuel A. Foot
Samuel Augustus Foot (November 8, 1780 – September 15, 1846; his surname is also spelled Foote) was the 28th Governor of Connecticut
Governor of Connecticut
as well as a United States Representative and Senator.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born November 8, 1780 in Cheshire, Connecticut, to John & Abigail (Hall) Foot. Having entered Yale College
Yale College
at the age of thirteen, was the youngest student in the graduating class of 1797. He attended the Litchfield Law School
Litchfield Law School
when he was seventeen, but discontinued law studies due to ill health
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William W. Ellsworth
William Wolcott Ellsworth (November 10, 1791 – January 15, 1868) was a Yale-educated attorney who served as the 30th Governor of Connecticut, a three-term United States Congressman, a Justice of the State Supreme Court.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Windsor on November 10, 1791, Ellsworth was the son of Founding Father Oliver Ellsworth, and son-in-law of Noah Webster, who named Ellsworth executor of his will. His twin brother was Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, first Commissioner of the United States Patent Office. He completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Yale College in 1810. He studied law at Tapping Reeve's Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, was afterwards admitted to the bar in 1811.[1] Among Ellsworth's Yale classmates was Samuel F. B
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Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
(February 16, 1799 – June 6, 1887) was an American politician, a United States Representative and the 31st Governor of Connecticut.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Canterbury, Connecticut, Cleveland attended the common schools and taught school from the age of fifteen to twenty. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Hampton.[1] He was married, December 13, 1821, to Diantha Hovey (1800-1867); was married, January 22, 1869, to Helen Cornelia Litchfield.[2] Career[edit] Cleveland was a member of the Connecticut
Connecticut
House of Representatives from 1826 to 1829, 1832, 1835, 1836, 1838, 1847, and 1848, and served as its speaker in 1836 and 1838. He was State's attorney in 1832 and State bank commissioner in 1838
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Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
(November 15, 1792 – July 30, 1869) was an American politician who served as a U.S. senator, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Attorney General
and the 33rd Governor of Connecticut.President Buchanan and his Cabinet From left to right: Jacob Thompson, Lewis Cass, John B. Floyd, James Buchanan, Howell Cobb, Isaac Toucey, Joseph Holt
Joseph Holt
and Jeremiah S. Black, (c. 1859)Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Newtown, Connecticut, Toucey pursued classical studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1818.[1] From 1825 to 1835 he had his own practice in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Catherine Nichols in Hartford on October 28, 1827
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Oliver Wolcott
Oliver Wolcott
Oliver Wolcott
Sr. (November 20, 1726–December 1, 1797) was an American politician. He was a signer of the United States
United States
Declaration of Independence and also of the Articles of Confederation
Articles of Confederation
as a representative of Connecticut
Connecticut
and the nineteenth Governor of Connecticut. He was a major general for the Connecticut
Connecticut
Militia in the Revolutionary War serving under George Washington.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Revolutionary War Years 2.2 Post Revolutionary War3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksEarly life[edit]Coat of Arms of Oliver Wolcott
Oliver Wolcott
Sr.Wolcott was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the youngest of 14 children born to colonial governor Roger Wolcott and Sarah Drake Wolcott
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Clark Bissell
Clark Bissell
Clark Bissell
(September 7, 1782 – September 15, 1857) was the 34th Governor of Connecticut. He served as an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
Connecticut Supreme Court
from 1829 to 1839. He had previously served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
Connecticut House of Representatives
representing Norwalk and the Connecticut Senate
Connecticut Senate
representing the 12th District.Contents1 Early life 2 Politics 3 Governor of Connecticut 4 Death 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Bissell was born in Lebanon, Connecticut
Lebanon, Connecticut
on September 7, 1782. He studied at Yale College
Yale College
and graduated in 1806. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1809
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