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Thomas Tucker WHITTLESEY

(1798-1868)

WHITTLESEY, Thomas Tucker, (cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Danbury, Conn., December 8, 1798; attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1817; attended Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Danbury, Conn.; served as probate judge; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zalmon Wildman; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from April 29, 1836, to March 3, 1839; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; moved to Pheasant Branch, near Madison, Wis., in 1846; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate in 1853 and 1854; died at Pheasant Branch, Dane County, Wis., August 20, 1868; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.

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

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