Timothy Taylor Merwin (August 22, 1807 – January 15, 1885) was an American lawyer, state legislator, and businessman.
Merwin, eldest child of the Rev. Samuel Merwin, pastor of the United Society (later called the United Church on the Green) in New Haven, and Clarina B. (Taylor) Merwin, was born in New Haven, August 22, 1807. He graduated from Yale College in 1827. He attended Yale Law School for two years, until June, 1829, when he was admitted to the Connecticut bar. He then began the practice of his profession in Norwalk, where he remained until December, 1843, when he removed to New York City. During his residence in Connecticut, he was once (1838) a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, and for several years clerk of the county courts. He was also for a part of the time proprietor and editor of the Norwalk Gazette . On removing to New York he relinquished his profession, and was for some years engaged in a lucrative mercantile business; later, he was entrusted with the management of a railroad, and thence drifted into the New York Stock Exchange. In 1862 he was engaged with others in founding and organizing the North American Life Insurance Company, of which he was the first Secretary and for a long time (and at his death) the Vice President. After frequent attacks of heart-disease, he died from that cause at his home in Brooklyn, January 15, 1885, in his 78th year.
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
Yale College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Yale University. Founded in 1701, it is the original school of the university. Although other schools of the university were founded as early as 1810, all of Yale was officially known as Yale College until 1887, when its schools were confederated and the institution was renamed Yale University.
Yale Law School is the law school of Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Established in 1824, Yale Law offers the J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., M.S.L., and Ph.D. degrees in law.
In September, 1830, he was married to Hannah B. White, youngest daughter of Col. E. Moss White, of Danbury, Conn., by whom he had two sons and one daughter, who survived him. Her death in October, 1843, in connection with the failure of his health, was the occasion of the relinquishment of his profession and his removal to New York.
Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located approximately 50 miles (80 km) northeast of New York City making it part of the New York metropolitan area. Danbury's population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.
Timothy Dwight was an American academic and educator, a Congregationalist minister, theologian, and author. He was the eighth president of Yale College (1795–1817).
Noah Thomas Porter III was an American academic, philosopher, author, and lexicographer. He was President of Yale College (1871–1886).
Timothy Dwight V was an American academic, educator, Congregational minister, and President of Yale University (1886–1898). During his years as the school's president, Yale's schools first organized as a university. His grandfather was Timothy Dwight IV, who served as President of Yale College ninety years before his grandson's tenure.
Roger Minott Sherman was the youngest of six children of Rev. Josiah Sherman (Princeton College - 1754), a brother of the distinguished Roger Sherman; and his mother was Martha Minott, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Merrick) Minott (who were the aunt and uncle of Roger Sherman's second wife Rebecca Minot Prescott) of Concord, Massachusetts. His eldest sister married the Reverend Justus Mitchell ; great-grandparents of US Senator Chauncey Depew.
Luzon Buritt Morris was an American lawyer and politician from Connecticut. He served as the 55th Governor of Connecticut.
Charles Roberts Ingersoll was an American lawyer and the 47th Governor of Connecticut from 1873 to 1877.
Colin Macrae Ingersoll was a Connecticut attorney, politician, and military leader. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for two terms in the 1850s.
Samuel Edwin Merwin, Jr., was an American politician who was the 44th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1889 to 1893.
George Ingersoll Wood was an American Congregationalist clergyman and a founding member of Yale's Skull and Bones Society.
Thomas Hanford was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the first minister in Norwalk, and continued in charge of the settlement's church for forty-one years, until his death in 1693. In addition to his spiritual leadership, he also served as the civic leader and school teacher of the settlement.
Ebenezer Seeley was an American lawyer and politician.
Hawley Olmstead was an American politician and educator.
Ira Gregory was an American physician and politician.
Edward Buck was an American lawyer and writer.
James Chaffee Loomis was an American lawyer and politician.
Alexander Catlin Twining was an American scientist and inventor.
Henry Curtis Beardslee Sr. was an American physician, botanist, and state legislator. He was the father of botanist Henry Curtis Beardslee.
Robert William Wright was an American lawyer, politician, newspaper editor, and author who used the pseudonyms Horatius Flaccus and Quevedo Redivivus, Jr.
Dexter Russell Wright was an American lawyer and politician.
Joseph Dresser Wickham was an American minister.