Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports

Volume 15, page(s) Appendix, page 31

Born at Middletown, in the State, March 25th, 1795; educated at Yale-College, where he graduated in 1814; read law with his brother, Henry R. Storrs, at Whitestown, N. Y.; was admitted to the bar, in New-York, in 1817, and in Connecticut, soon afterwards; settled in the practice of law at Middletown. He was a representative from that town in the General Assembly, in the years 1827, 1828, 1829. He was a representative from this State in the Congress of the United States from March 4th, 1829, to March 4th, 1833. In 1834, he was a member of the house of representatives in the legislature of this State from the town of Middletown, and was chosen speaker. After this, he was again elected a representative in Congress, for two years from the 4th of March, 1839; and served in that capacity until June, 1840; when, having been appointed an associate judge of the superior court and of the supreme court of errors, he relinquished the former situation and accepted the latter.

Volume 30, page iii

JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ERRORS DURING THE TIME OF THE WITHIN DECISIONS.

HON. WILLIAM LUCIUS STORRS, CHIEF JUSTICE. 1
HON. JOEL HINMAN, CHIEF JUSTICE. 2
HON. WILLIAM WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH. 3
HON. DAVID CURTIS SANFORD.
HON. THOMAS BELDEN BUTLER. 4
HON. HENRY DUTTON. 5

1. Died June 25, 1861.
2. Elected by the Legislature, at its May Session 1861 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief Justice Storrs.
3. Term expired by constitutional limitation on the 10th day of November, 1861.
4. Elected by the Legislature at its May Session 1861 to fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Hinman to the office of Chief Justice.
5. Elected by the Legislature at its May Session 1861 to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of Judge Ellsworth.