Jabez Williams Huntington
| United States Senator |
May 4, 1840 –November 1, 1847
|Preceded by||Thaddeus Betts|
|Succeeded by||Roger S. Baldwin|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Connecticut's At-large district
March 4, 1829 –August 16, 1834
|Preceded by||John Baldwin|
|Succeeded by||Phineas Miner|
|Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives|
|Born||November 8, 1788|
|Died||November 1, 1847 58) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Sally Ann Huntington|
Jabez Williams Huntington (November 8, 1788 –November 1, 1847) was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut.
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Born in Norwich, son of Zachariah Huntington and Hannah Mumford Huntington, Huntington pursued classical studies. He graduated from Yale College in 1806. Jabez taught in the Litchfield South Farms Academy for one year, and studied law at the Litchfield Law School during 1808. He was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Litchfield.He married Sally Ann Huntington, the youngest daughter of his first cousin Joseph Huntington, on May 22, 1833. They did not have any children.
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Huntington was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Litchfield in 1828. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third U.S. Congresses, He served from March 4, 1829, to August 16, 1834,when he resigned and moved to Norwich to accept the appointment of judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors. He held that office from 1834 to 1840.
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In 1840 Huntington was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thaddeus Betts. He was reelected, and served from May 4, 1840 until his death.During the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eight Congresses, he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce.
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Thaddeus Laddins Betts was the 12th and 14th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Connecticut from 1832 to 1833 and from 1834 to 1835, and a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1839 to 1840. He had previously served in the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District and Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk, Connecticut.
Huntington died in Norwich on November 1, 1847(age 58 years, 359 days). He is interred at the Old Norwich Town Cemetery.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Connecticut |
Served alongside: Perry Smith, John M. Niles
Roger S. Baldwin