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George Smith CATLIN

(1808-1851)

CATLIN, George Smith, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Harwinton, Conn., August 24, 1808; attended the common schools, Amherst (Mass.) College, and the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Windham, Conn., 1829-1851; member of the State house of representatives in 1831 and again in 1846; secretary to the Governor 1831-1833; prosecuting attorney for Windham County in 1842 and 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1848; served in the State senate in 1850; judge of the Windham County Court in 1850 and 1851; died in Windham, Conn., December 26, 1851; interment in Windham Cemetery.

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

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