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Colin Macrae INGERSOLL

(1819-1903)

INGERSOLL, Colin Macrae, (son of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll), a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., March 11, 1819; pursued academic studies and later attended Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; was graduated from the law department of Yale College in 1839; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; clerk of the State senate in 1843; secretary of the legation at St. Petersburg, by appointment of President Polk, in 1847 and 1848 and was Acting Chargé d’Affaires in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); resumed the practice of law; adjutant general of Connecticut 1867-1871; died in New Haven, Conn., September 13, 1903; interment in the Grove Street Cemetery.

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

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