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Walter BOOTH

(1791-1870)

BOOTH, Walter, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Woodbridge, Conn., December 8, 1791; attended the common schools; settled in Meriden and engaged in manufacturing; colonel of the Tenth Regiment, Second Battalion of Militia, 1825-1827, brigadier general in 1827 and 1828, and major general of the First Division 1831-1834; judge of the county court in 1834; member of the State house of representatives in 1838; elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., April 30, 1870; interment in East Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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