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GODDARD, Calvin, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., July 17, 1768; attended Plainfield (Conn.) Academy, where he pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Plainfield, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1795-1801; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Elizur Goodrich; reelected to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from May 14, 1801, until his resignation in 1805 before the convening of the Ninth Congress; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1807 and served as a speaker; moved to Norwich, Conn., in 1807 and resumed the practice of his profession; member of the executive council 1808-1815; presidential elector on the ticket of Clinton and Ingersoll in 1812; delegate to the Hartford Convention in 1814; judge of the superior court in 1815 and 1818; mayor of Norwich 1814-1834; died in Norwich, Conn., May 2, 1842; interment in the City Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1792-1832. 27 letters. Includes correspondence with Jabez Huntington and Jonathan Trumbull. Index in repository.
Papers: 1802, 6 pages. A letter from Calvin Goddard to Coddington Billings written on March 13, 1802. In the letter, Goddard writes that he regrets that a Federal letter will contaminate Stonington; comments on the power of William Giles, John Randolph and Stevens Mason; congressman Hunter will be buried today.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: February 9, 1803. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.
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