TOUCEY, Isaac, (1792 - 1869)

Senate Years of Service: 1852-1857
Party: Democrat

Connecticut Historical Society

TOUCEY, Isaac, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., November 15, 1792; pursued classical studies; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1818 and began practice in Hartford, Conn.; prosecuting attorney of Hartford County 1822-1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; prosecuting attorney of Hartford County 1842-1844; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1845, but was elected to that office by the legislature in 1846; defeated for Governor in 1847; appointed Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of President James K. Polk 1848-1849; member, State senate 1850; member, State house of representatives 1852; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from May 12, 1852, to March 3, 1857; declined to be a candidate for reelection; appointed Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President James Buchanan 1857-1861; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., July 30, 1869; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.