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George Catlin WOODRUFF

(1805-1885)

WOODRUFF, George Catlin, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Litchfield, Conn., on December 1, 1805; was graduated from Yale College in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and began practice in Litchfield; postmaster of Litchfield from January 4, 1832, to January 27, 1842, and from September 2, 1842, to September 28, 1846; member of the State house of representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; continued the practice of law until his death in Litchfield, Conn., November 21, 1885; interment in East Cemetery.

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

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