(15 July, 1828 -- 10 November, 1904) Brandegee was an American lawyer and politician.
Born in New London, Conn., Brandegee graduated Yale Law School in 1851 and was admitted to the bar that year. Brandegee was a member of the State house of representatives (1854, 1858, 1859, and 1861) and served as speaker his last term. Brandegee was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and the Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867.
[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 - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866