Gideon Tomlinson

Gideon Tomlinson ( born December 31, 1780 in Stratford, Connecticut; † October 8, 1854 in Fairfield, Connecticut ) was an American politician who represented Connecticut in both chambers of the U.S. Congress and served as governor of this state.

After training in a preliminary to the study of private school Gideon Tomlinson attended Yale College, where he graduated in 1802. After completion of law school, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fairfield as a lawyer.

After first as Secretary ( Clerk ) House of Representatives of Connecticut acts, Mr Tomlinson in 1818 itself deputy of the State legislature, whose Speaker, he was also at times. In 1819 he moved for a Connecticut House of Representatives of the United States, where he remained after three re-election until March 3, 1827; among other things he was going Chairman of the Trade Committee.

In 1827 he returned to Connecticut when he was elected governor of the state. His term ended with his premature retirement in 1831; Reason was his election to the Senate of the United States. In the meantime, he had joined as an opponent of U.S. President Andrew Jackson of the National Republican Party. During his six years in the Senate he was chairman of the Pension Committee.

After his political career, Tomlinson still belonged to the governing body of Trinity College in Hartford, before he retired from public life.