BOARDMAN, William Whiting, (1794 - 1871)


BOARDMAN, William Whiting, (son of Elijah Boardman), a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Milford, Conn., October 10, 1794; attended Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; was graduated from Yale College in 1812; studied law in Cambridge and Litchfield Law Schools and commenced the practice of his profession in New Haven in 1819; clerk of the State senate in 1820; judge of probate; member of the State house of representatives 1836-1839, serving as speaker in 1836 and 1839; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William L. Storrs; reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from December 7, 1840, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Twenty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; member of the State house of representatives in 1845, 1849, and 1851, serving as speaker in 1845; resumed the practice of law; died in New Haven, Conn., August 27, 1871; interment in Grove Street Cemetery.