Thomas T. Whittlesey
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Connecticut's 4th district
March 3, 1837 –March 3, 1839
|Preceded by||At-large representation|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Burr Osborne|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Connecticut's at-large district
April 29,1836 –March 3,1837
|Preceded by||Zalmon Wildman|
|Succeeded by||Converted to districts|
|Member of the Wisconsin Senate |
from the 11th district
January 3,1853 –January 1,1855
|Preceded by||Harvey G. Turner|
|Succeeded by||Hiram Giles|
|Died||August 20,1868 69) (aged|
|Resting place||Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison,Wisconsin|
|Political party||Jacksonian Democrat|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Holley (died 1841)|
|Alma mater||Yale College (1817)|
Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (December 8,1798 –August 20,1868) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1836 to 1839.
He was cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey.
Born in Danbury,Connecticut,Whittlesey attended the public schools and graduated from Yale College in 1817. He then attended Litchfield Law School,was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Danbury,Connecticut. He served as a probate judge. He married Caroline Holley (1800–1841).
Whittlesey was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zalmon Wildman. He was reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from April 29,1836,to March 3,1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress.
He moved to Pheasant Branch,near Madison,Wisconsin,in 1846. He resumed practicing law and was also engaged in farming. He served as member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1853 and 1854.He died at Pheasant Branch,Wisconsin,August 20,1868. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery,Madison,Wisconsin.
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