Zalmon Wildman

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Zalmon Wildman (February 16, 1775 – December 10, 1835) was an American businessman and banker who served several months as a United States representative from Connecticut in 1835.

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He was born in Danbury, Connecticut where he completed preparatory studies. He was manufacturer of hats in Danbury -- known as 'Hat City' -- [1] and established the first hat shops from there in Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia in 1802. In addition, he was the first president of Danbury National Bank from 1824 to 1826. [2]

Wildman was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1818 and 1819. He was appointed postmaster of Danbury, Connecticut and served from April 9, 1805, to May 26, 1835. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1835. He was buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Connecticut. [3]

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References

  1. Stowell, Linda (18 December 1987). "Last Hat Factory in 'Hat City' Closes". The Associated Press. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  2. "WILDMAN, Zalmon". History, Art & Archives. U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  3. "WILDMAN, Zalmon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Congress. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1835 - December 10, 1835
Succeeded by