Connecticut Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 8 of 449 people who took part.

Members (8):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Alfred A. Burnham Visualize (8 March 1819 — 22 April, 1879) Burnham was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Windham County, Conn., Burnham studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Burnham served as member of the State house of representatives in 1844, 1845, 1850, and 1858. Burnham served as speaker in 1858, Clerk of the State senate in 1847, and Lieutenant Governor in 1857. Burnham was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1863. Burnham returned as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1870 and held the Chair as Speaker. Burnham died in Windham, Conn. in 1879. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
James Dixon Visualize (5 August, 1814 -- 27 March, 1873) Dixon was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., Dixon was admitted to the bar in 1834. Dixon served in the State house of representatives from 1837-1838 and again in 1844. Dixon was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congress and was elected as a Republican to the Senate in 1856, reelected in 1863, serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation) , Connecticut Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Connecticut Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James E. English Visualize (13 March, 1812 -- 2 March, 1890) English was an American businessman and politician. Born in New Haven, Conn., English was primarily a lumber businessman until elected to the State house of representatives in 1855. Later in 1856, English was elected to the State senate. English was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth congress and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1865. After various failed attempts at reelection, English was nominated to fill the seat of the deceased Orris S. Ferry and served from November 27th, 1875 to May 17th, 1876. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation) , Connecticut Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Orris S. Ferry Visualize (15 August, 1823 — 21 November, 1875) Ferry was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Fairfield County, Conn. Ferry studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Ferry was appointed judge of Probate in 1849 and was a member of the State senate from 1855 to 1856. Ferry subsequently served as Prosecuting Attorney for Fairfield County from 1856 to 1856 and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-fifth Congress in 1856. Ferry was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1861. After an unsuccessful candidacy for the Thirty-seventh Congress, Ferry entered the Union Army as Colonel of the Fifth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and was Brigadier General of United States Volunteers from 1862 to 1865. Subsequently, Ferry was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1866, reelected in 1873, and served from March 4th, 1867 until his death in November 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
Lafayette S. Foster Visualize (22 November, 1806 -- 19 September, 1880) Foster was an American lawyer, editor, and politician. He was born in Franklin, New London County, Conn., and was admitted to the bar in 1831. Foster was the editor of The Republican, a Whig newspaper, and was a member of the State house of representatives 1839-1840, 1846-1848, and 1854. In 1854, Foster was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and was reelected in 1860. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation) , Connecticut Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Dwight Loomis Visualize (27 July, 1821 — 17 September, 1903) Loomis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Columbia, Conn., Loomis studied law at Yale University and was admitted to the bar in 1847. Loomis served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856, and as a member of the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Loomis was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3, 1863. Afterward, Loomis served as judge of the Superior Court of the State from 1864 to 1875 and as justice of the Supreme Court of the State from 1875 to 1891. Loomis was a State referee from 1892 until his death in a train accident near Waterbury, Conn. in 1903. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
George C. Woodruff Visualize (1 December, 1805 — 21 November, 1885) Woodruff was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Litchfield, Conn., Woodruff studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. Woodruff served as postmaster of Litchfield from January 4th, 1832 to January 27th, 1842 and from September 2nd, 1842 to September 28th, 1846. Subsequently, Woodruff was a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874. Woodruff was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1863. After a failed attempt to run for the Thirty-eighth Congress, Woodruff continued to practice law until his death in Litchfield Conn. in 1885. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
John Woodruff Visualize (12 February, 1826 — 20 May, 1868) Woodruff was an American politician born in West Hartford, Conn. Woodruff was elected a member of the common council in 1848 and served several terms. In 1852, Woodruff served as a member of the general assembly. Woodruff was elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress but failed reelection in 1856. Woodruff was once again elected to the Thirty-fifth Congress and to the Thirty-sixth Congress as a Republican. Woodruff served as the appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of Connecticut and served until his death in New Haven, Conn. in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)