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Calvin Willey

Calvin Willey (September 15, 1776August 23, 1858) was an Americanmarker politician from Connecticutmarker who served in the United States Senate.

Early Life

Willey was born at East Haddammarker, Connecticutmarker. He went to the common schools. Then he started to study law at Hebron, Connecticutmarker, in 1795 and was admitted to the Bar in February 1798. He commenced practice at Chathammarker and moved to Staffordmarker in 1800. He was appointed the first postmaster at Stafford Springs, a position he held 1806-1808. He lived in Stafford until 1808, when he moved to Tolland, where he since resided. Later, he was also a postmaster of Tolland in 1812-1816.

Political Career

Willey was elected member of the Connecticut House of Representatives for Stafford twice and served from 1805 to 1806. He was also a member of the State house of representatives 1810, 1812, 1820-1821, this time representing Tolland. He was judge of probate for Stafford district 1818-1825. In 1823-1824, he was a member of the Connecticut State Senate. He was elector in the Presidential Election of 1824. He was elected to the United States Senate for the term which started on March 4, 1825, but he did not serve until May 4, 1825, then he served for the rest of the term to March 3, 1831. He was chairman for the Senate Committee on Agriculture in the Nineteenth Congress.

Later Years

After leaving Congress, he held no more public offices, but continued to practice law.

He died in Stafford, Connecticut, August 23, 1858, and was interment in Skungamaug Cemetery in Tolland, also known as East Cemetery.


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