WILLEY, Calvin, (1776 - 1858)

Senate Years of Service: 1825-1829; 1829-1831
Party: Adams; Anti-Jackson

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

WILLEY, Calvin, a Senator from Connecticut; born in East Haddam, Conn., September 15, 1776; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in Chatham, Conn.; moved to Stafford, Conn., in 1800; member, State house of representatives 1805-1806; postmaster of Stafford Springs, Conn., 1806-1808; moved to Tolland, Tolland County, Conn., in 1808; member, State house of representatives 1810, 1812, 1820-1821; postmaster of Tolland 1812-1816; probate judge of Stafford district 1818-1825; member, State senate 1823-1824; presidential elector in 1824; elected to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1825, and served from May 4, 1825, to March 3, 1831; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Nineteenth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Tolland, Conn.; died in Stafford, Conn., August 23, 1858; interment in Skungamaug Cemetery, Tolland, Conn.