John Woodruff (representative)

John Woodruff ( born February 12, 1826 in West Hartford, Connecticut, † May 20 1868 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1857, and again from 1859 to 1861, he was the second electoral district of the State of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After only limited primary education John Woodruff came in 1835, according to Catskill, New York. In 1841 he returned to Connecticut, where he settled in Bristol. There he worked until 1845 in a watch factory, before he moved to New Haven, where his political career began as a member of the city council in 1848. This body remained for several legislative periods.

Politically, he joined the American Party. In the congressional elections of 1854 Woodruff was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1855 the successor to the Democrats Colin M. Ingersoll. Since he lost to Samuel Arnold at the following elections in 1856, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1857. In the 1858 elections, however, he was the candidate of the Republican party, whose member he was now become, to regain his old seat in Congress. So he could between 4 March 1859 and the March 3, 1861 a further term in the U.S. House of Representatives spending, which was determined by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the House of Representatives John Woodruff head of the tax authority in the second Financial District of Connecticut. This post he held from 1862 until his death in 1868.