Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
Volume 15, Appendix, pages 29-30


Born at Lebanon, Ct., December 7th, 1782; and educated at Yale-College, where he graduated in 1801. He read law with William T. Williams, Esq. of Lebanon; admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio, in the summer of 1803, and in Windham county in this State, in the autumn of that year. In May, 1804, he settled at Hartford in the practice of law, where he has ever since resided. Having partially withdrawn from practice, previous to June 1828, he then relinquished it entirely, on becoming president of the Hartford Bank--a situation which he held until November 1839. In 1832, he was a representative from the town of Hartford in the General Assembly of this State. He represented the people of this state in the Congress of the United States, in the session of 1834-5. He was also a representative in Congress from the first congressional district, for the two terms commencing in March, 1839, and ending in March, 1843.