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GOODRICH, Chauncey

GOODRICH, Chauncey
Connecticut Historical Society
1759–1815

Biography

GOODRICH, Chauncey, (brother of Elizur Goodrich), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., October 20, 1759; pursued preparatory studies; graduated from Yale College in 1776; taught in the Hopkins Grammar School 1777-1778 and in Yale College 1779-1781; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1781 and began practice in Hartford, Conn.; member, State house of representatives 1793-1794; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1801); resumed the practice of law in Hartford; member, State executive council 1802-1807; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Uriah Tracy; reelected and served from October 25, 1807, until May 1813, when he resigned to become lieutenant governor; elected mayor of Hartford in 1812 and lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1813, holding both offices at the time of his death; delegate to the Hartford Convention in 1814; died in Hartford, Conn., August 18, 1815; interment in the Old North 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: 2 items.

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 156 items (1780-1814) in various collections. Include business account books (1795-1802); estate papers of General Nathanael Greene; documents; reports; speech; eulogy; correspondence with Jonathan Trumbull, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Oliver Wolcott, and Oliver Wolcott, Jr; a print; and a portrait, oil on canvas. Finding aid.

Harvard University
Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In Goodrich family papers, 1732-1905 (bulk 1787-1860). 3.5 linear feet. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Fowler collection, 1662-1874, on microfilm; Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928; and Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (bulk 1811-1921).
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