Carlos French

Carlos French ( born August 6 1835 in Seymour, Connecticut, † April 14, 1903 ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1889 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Carlos French attended the public schools in Seymour and the General Russell 's Military School in New Haven. He then became active in the craft. French is considered the inventor of the steel and the band spring. In the following years he took a leading company in various positions. Since 1869 until his death he was president of Fowler Nail Co.; In addition, he served as Vice President of the HA Matthews Manufacturing Co., director of the Union Horse Shoe Nail Co. in Chicago, director of the Second National Bank of New Haven and director of a railway company.

French was a member of the Democratic Party and was temporarily the Democratic National Committee at. In the years 1860 and 1868, he was a member of the House of Connecticut. In the congressional elections of 1886, he was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1887, the successor of Charles Le Moyne Mitchell. Since he resigned in 1888 to further candidacy, French was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1889.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to French again devoted his many private shops. He died on April 14, 1903 in his birthplace of Seymour.