PITKIN, Timothy

1766–1847

Biography

PITKIN, Timothy, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Farmington, Conn., on January 21, 1766; received private instruction and was graduated from Yale College in 1785; taught in the academy at Plainfield, Conn., for one year; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced practice in Farmington; member of the State house of representatives in 1790, 1792, and 1794-1805, serving as clerk of the house 1800-1802 and as speaker 1803-1805; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignations of Calvin Goddard and Roger Griswold; reelected to the Tenth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from September 16, 1805, to March 3, 1819; was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; delegate to the convention which framed the new State constitution in 1818; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary work; again a member of the State house of representatives 1819-1830; died in New Haven, Conn., December 18, 1847; interment in Grove Street Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 5 items.

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1808, 1818, 1835. 3 letters. Index in repository.

Huntington Library

San Marino, CA
Papers: 1681-1847. 336 items. Correspondence. Summary report and catalog cards in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Pitkin, Timothy. Mr. Pitkin's Speech on the Loan Bill, Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 10th, 1814. In Committee of the Whole, on the Question to Fill the Blank in the Bill with Twenty-five Millions of Dollars. Alexandria: Printed by Snowden and Simms, 1814.

------. A Political and Civil History of the United States of America, from the Year 1763 to the Close of the Administration of President Washington, in March, 1797. Including a Summary View of the Political and Civil State of the North American Colonies Prior to that Period. New Haven: H. Howe and Durrie & Peck, 1828. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

------. A Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States of America, Including Also an Account of Banks, Manufactures, and Internal Trade and Improvements, Together With That of the Revenues and Expenditures of the General Government. New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1835. Reprint, New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., [1967].

------. A Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States of America: Its Connection with Agriculture and Manufactures: And an Account of the Public Debt, Revenues, and Expenditures of the United States. With a Brief Review of the Trade, Agriculture, and Manufactures of the Colonies, Previous to their Independence. Accompanied with tables, illustrative of the principles and objects of the work. With additions and corrections. New York: Published by James Eastburn & Co.; Hartford: Printed by Hamlen & Newton, 1817.

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