Thomas T. Whittlesey

Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (December 8, 1798 – August 20, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey.

Thomas Tucker Whittlesey
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
April 29, 1836 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byAt-large representation, districts established in 1837
Succeeded byThomas Burr Osborne
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1798-12-08)December 8, 1798
Danbury, Connecticut
DiedAugust 20, 1868(1868-08-20) (aged 69)
Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin
Resting placeForest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin
Political partyJacksonian Democrat
Alma materYale College (1817)

Born in Danbury, Connecticut,[1][2] Whittlesey attended the public schools and graduated from Yale College in 1817.[1] He then attended Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Danbury, Connecticut. He served as a probate judge. He married Caroline Holley (1800–1841).[1]

Whittlesey was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zalmon Wildman. He was reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from April 29, 1836, to March 3, 1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He moved to Pheasant Branch, near Madison, Wisconsin, in 1846. He resumed practicing law and was also engaged in farming. He served as member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1853 and 1854.[1] He died at Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin, August 20, 1868.[2] He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ a b c d "Hon. Thomas T. Whittlesey". Wisconsin State Journal. August 24, 1868. p. 4. Retrieved October 6, 2019 – via  
  2. ^ a b "Death of Hon. T. T. Whittlesey". Wisconsin State Journal. August 21, 1868. p. 1. Retrieved October 7, 2019 – via  

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Zalmon Wildman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Burr Osborne