WILLCOX, Washington Frederick, (1834 - 1909)


WILLCOX, Washington Frederick, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Conn., August 22, 1834; prepared for college at a private school, Madison Academy, and Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven; was graduated from Yale Law School in 1862; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Deep River, Middlesex County, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1862 and 1863; served in the State senate in 1875 and 1876; State’s attorney 1875-1883; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law in Deep River, Conn., and also engaged in banking; State railroad commissioner 1897-1905; died at his home in Chester, Conn., March 8, 1909; interment in Fountain Hill Cemetery, Deep River, Conn.