US Congressman. After graduating from Yale College in 1779, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1783. He was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives. In 1799, he was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, serving until he resigned in 1801. He then was appointed by President John Adams collector of customs at New Haven and elected in 1803, to the Connecticut Governor’s council, serving until 1818. In addition, he was professor of law at Yale College, judge of the probate court, chief judge of the New Haven County Court, a member of the New Haven City Council, Mayor of New Haven and a member of the corporation of Yale College. His brother Chauncey Goodrich, was also a United States Congressman.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Anne Willard Allen Goodrich