HUNTINGTON, Jabez Williams



HUNTINGTON, Jabez Williams, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Norwich, Conn., November 8, 1788; pursued classical studies; graduated from Yale College in 1806; taught in the Litchfield South Farms Academy one year; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Litchfield; member, State house of representatives 1829; elected to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to August 16, 1834, when he resigned to accept the appointment of judge of the State supreme court of errors; moved to Norwich in 1834; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thaddeus Betts; reelected, and served from May 4, 1840, until his death in Norwich, Conn., November 2, 1847; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); interment in Old Norwich Town Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: May 31, 1844. 1 letter.

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 87 letters (1819-1846) in various collections. Finding aid.

Connecticut State Library

Hartford, CT
Papers: Family letters in Huntington family correspondence, 1830-1864. 34 items.

Litchfield Historical Society

Litchfield, CT
Papers: 1809-1834. Ca. 49 items. Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, and photographs. Finding aid.
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