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 T. Whittlesey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
March 3, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byAt-large representation
Succeeded byThomas Burr Osborne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large district
In office
April 29, 1836 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byZalmon Wildman
Succeeded byConverted to districts
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 3, 1853 – January 1, 1855
Preceded byHarvey G. Turner
Succeeded byHiram Giles
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
Spouse(s)Caroline Holley (died 1841)
Children
  • Elisha Whittlesey
  • (b. 1829; died 1902)
  • Luther Holly Whittlesey
  • (b. 1833; died 1895)
Alma materYale College (1817)
Professionlawyer

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.

ReferencesEdit

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

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Wisconsin Senate
Preceded by Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 11th district
January 3, 1853 – January 1, 1855
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district

1836–1837
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

1837–1839
Succeeded by