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William Lucius STORRS


STORRS, William Lucius, (brother of Henry Randolph Storrs), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Middletown, Conn., March 25, 1795; was graduated from Yale College in 1814; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Whitestown, N.Y., in 1817; returned to Connecticut the same year and commenced practice in Middletown; member of the state house of representatives 1827-1829 and again in 1834; served as speaker in 1834; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 1839 until his resignation in June 1840; appointed associate judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1840 and promoted to chief justice in 1856, in which capacity he served until his death; professor of law in the Wesleyan University at Middletown 1841-1846; professor of law at Yale College in 1846 and 1847; died in Hartford, Conn., June 25, 1861; interment in Old North Cemetery.

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

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