BETTS, Thaddeus, (1789 - 1840)

Senate Years of Service: 1839-1840
Party: Whig

BETTS, Thaddeus, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Norwalk, Conn., February 4, 1789; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norwalk; member, State house of representatives in 1815 and 1830; member, State senate 1831; elected lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1832 and 1836; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1839, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 7, 1840; interment in Union Cemetery, Norwalk, Conn.