John Hall Brockway
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Connecticut's 6th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Orrin Holt|
|Succeeded by||District Eliminated|
|Born||January 31, 1801|
|Died||July 29, 1870 (aged 69)|
|Spouse(s)||Flavia Feild Colton Brockway|
|Alma mater||Yale College Congregationalist in 1827|
Born the son of the Reverend Diodate and Miranda Hall Brockway in Ellington, Connecticut, Brockway pursued preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1820, at the age of twenty. He taught school, and studied law in the office of Seth P. Staples, Esq. He was admitted to the bar in April 1823 and commenced practice in Ellington. On January 12, 1829, he married Flavia Feild Colton and they had three daughters.
Brockway was elected as a Whig to the 26th and 27th United States Congress. He served from March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1843. He subsequently served as prosecuting attorney for Tolland County from August 1849 to April 1867, when he resigned due to health reasons.
Shortly before the Civil War Brockway hosted a recent graduate of Yale College, Henry Billings Brown, to study law at his office. Brown later served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1890-1906.
Brockway died in Ellington, Connecticut on July 29, 1870 (age 69 years, 179 days). He is interred at Ellington Center Cemetery.
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