Julius Hotchkiss

Julius Hotchkiss ( born July 11, 1810 in Waterbury, Connecticut, † December 23, 1878 in Middletown, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1869 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also vice-governor of his home state.


Julius Hotchkiss, son of a farmer's family, attended the common schools and later taught for a short time in Prospect themselves as teachers. Then he moved back to his native Waterbury. There he ran a shop and factory, cotton products and especially suspenders produced. In 1852 he was chosen as the common candidate of the Democratic Party and the Whig mayor of Waterbury. As a result, he became a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1851 and 1858 was Hotchkiss deputy in the House of Representatives from Connecticut.

1866 Hotchkiss was second in the District of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1867 is the successor of the Republican Samuel L. Warner. But until March 3, 1869, he graduated only one term in Congress, which was dominated by the political dispute between the Republicans and President Andrew Johnson. High point of this discussion was to impeach the President, which was supported by the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, but failed in a Republican vote in the U.S. Senate. The Democrats supported in this dispute the president.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives was Julius Hotchkiss 1870-1871 Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. After that he has exercised no further political office more. He died in December 1878 in Middletown. Julius Hotchkiss was married to Melissa Perkins, with whom he had five children.