Elisha Haley

Elisha Haley (January 21, 1776 – January 22, 1860) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Groton in the Connecticut Colony where he attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Elisha Haley
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Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839[1]
Preceded byAt-large representation, districts established in 1837
Succeeded byThomas Wheeler Williams
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's At-large District
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byJoseph Trumbull
Succeeded byPosition abolished, districts established in 1837
Member of the Connecticut Senate
In office
1830 –  [1]
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1820 –  [1]
In office
1824 –  [1]
In office
1826 –  [1]
In office
1829 –  [1]
In office
1833 – 1834[1]
Personal details
Born(1776-01-21)January 21, 1776[1]
Groton, Connecticut Colony, British America[1]
DiedJanuary 22, 1860(1860-01-22) (aged 84)[1]
Groton, Connecticut, U.S.[1]
Resting placeCrary Cemetery[1]
Political partyJacksonian Democrat
Spouse(s)Nancy Crary

Haley served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1820, 1824, 1826, 1829, 1833, and 1834. He was member of the Connecticut Senate in 1830 and also served as a captain in the Connecticut militia. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839). In Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-fifth Congress). After leaving Congress, he engaged in civil engineering. He died in Groton, Connecticut in 1860 and was buried in Crary Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l [1]

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Elisha Haley (id: H000040)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1820, 1824, 1826, 1829, 1833, and 1834
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut State Senate
1830
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Joseph Trumbull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Connecticut's At-large District

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Succeeded by
Position abolished

Districts established
in 1837
Preceded by
At-large representation

Districts established
in 1837
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Thomas Wheeler Williams