ROCKWELL, John Arnold, (1803 - 1861)

ROCKWELL, John Arnold, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Norwich, Conn., August 27, 1803; attended the common schools; was graduated from Yale College in 1822; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Norwich; member of the State senate in 1839; judge of the county court; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; engaged in the practice of law before the court of claims of the United States at Washington, D.C., until his death in that city on February 10, 1861; interment in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.