BUCKINGHAM, William Alfred, (1804 - 1875)

Senate Years of Service: 1869-1875
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

BUCKINGHAM, William Alfred, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., May 28, 1804; attended the common schools and Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in manufacturing; mayor of Norwich, Conn. 1849-1850, 1856-1857; Governor of Connecticut 1858-1866; resumed his former business pursuits; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1869, until his death in Norwich, Conn., February 5, 1875; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on Investigation and Retrenchment (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-third Congress); interment in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.


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