Clark Bissell

Clark Bissell

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Death 15 Sep 1857 (aged 75)
Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 7374840 · View Source
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Connecticut Governor. Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale University in 1806, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809 and proceeded to practice law. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, (1829-30), an associate judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors,(1829-39) and a member of the Connecticut State Senate, (1842-43). In 1847, he was elected as a Whig the 17th Governor of Connecticut, serving until 1849. During his tenure, he advocated for reform in education, taxes and liquor prohibition. After leaving office, he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1850 and was a professor of law at Yale University. He died at age 75 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark Bissell (7 Sep 1782–15 Sep 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7374840, citing Norwalk Union Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .