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Thomas T. Whittlesey

Thomas Tucker Whittlesey
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district
In office
April 29, 1836 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by At-large representation, districts established in 1837
Succeeded by Thomas Burr Osborne
Personal details
Born (1798-12-08)December 8, 1798
Danbury, Connecticut
Died August 20, 1868(1868-08-20) (aged 69)
Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Jacksonian Democrat
Alma mater Yale College (1817)
Occupation lawyer

Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (December 8, 1798 – August 20, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey.

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, Whittlesey attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1817. He then attended Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Danbury, Connecticut. He served as probate judge.

Whittlesey was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zalmon Wildman. He was reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from April 29, 1836, to March 3, 1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He moved to Pheasant Branch, near Madison, Wisconsin, in 1846. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1853 and 1854. He died at Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin, August 20, 1868. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin.



  • Thomas Whittlesey, Litchfield Historical Society
Preceded by
At-large representation, districts established in 1837
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

April 29, 1836, to March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Thomas Burr Osborne

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