George Smith Catlin (August 24, 1808 – December 26, 1851) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

George S. Catlin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd district
In office
Preceded byThomas Wheeler Williams
Succeeded byJohn A. Rockwell
Personal details
Born(1808-08-24)August 24, 1808
Harwinton, Connecticut
DiedDecember 26, 1851(1851-12-26) (aged 43)
Windham, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Harwinton, Connecticut, Catlin attended the common schools, Amherst (Massachusetts) College, and the Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Windham, Connecticut from 1829 to 1851. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1831 and again in 1846. Secretary to the Governor 1831–1833. He served as prosecuting attorney for Windham County in 1842 and 1843.

Catlin was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1848. He served in the State senate in 1850. He served as judge of the Windham County Court in 1850 and 1851. He died in Windham, Connecticut, December 26, 1851. He was interred in Windham Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George S. Catlin (id: C000251)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Wheeler Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. Rockwell