Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
Volume 14, Appendix, pages 22-23

CALVIN WILLEY

born at East-Haddam, Connecticut, September 15th, 1776; commenced the study of law at Hebron, in this State, in June 1795, with John Thompson Peters, late a judge of the supreme court, and read law with him until February 1798, when he was admitted to the bar in Tolland county, and commenced the practice of law, the same year, at Chatham, in this State. From thence he removed to Stafford, in 1800, and in that town pursued the practice of law until March 1808, at which time he removed from Stafford to Tolland, where he has since resided, and still resides.

While he lived in Stafford, he twice represented that town in the General Assembly of this State; and in 1806, was appointed the first postmaster at Stafford Springs, which office he held till he removed to Tolland, in 1808. Since he has resided in Tolland, he has been eight years postmaster in that place, and seven years judge of probate for Stafford district, which contained, during that time, six whole towns and a part of Ellington. In 1824, he was an Elector of President and Vice-President of the United States; and has seven times represented the town of Tolland in the General Assembly of this State; has been two years a member of the Senate of this State; and six years a member of the Senate of the United States, which term expired March 1831. Since that time, he has held no public office, save that of justice of peace, but has pursued, with assiduity, the profession in which he has been so long engaged, and to which he is strongly attached.