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James Edward English

  • Birth 13 Mar 1812 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 2 Mar 1890 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Section: Forest Avenue, Plot: 1198, Grave: 12
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  • Memorial ID 6845757

U.S. Congressman, Connecticut Governor, U.S. Senator. He was a successful businessman, who established the English and Welch Lumber Company. He was a member of the New Haven board of selectmen, (1847-61), member of the common council (1848-49) member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1855 and a member of the Connecticut State Senate, (1856-58). In 1861, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving until 1865. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was elected as a Democrat the 26th Governor of Connecticut, serving (1867-69). He was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1872 and was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orris S. Ferry, serving (1875-76). An unsuccessful candidate for election, he resumed his former business interest until his death at age 77.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 11 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6845757
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward English (13 Mar 1812–2 Mar 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6845757, citing Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .