Lancelot Phelps

Lancelot Phelps ( born November 9, 1784 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, † September 1, 1866 in Colebrook, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


At the age of ten years Lancelot Phelps came with his father to Colebrook. There he attended the public schools. After a subsequent medical studies he began to practice as a doctor in Colebrook. He also worked in agriculture and trade in today's Riverton. Between 1817 and 1830, Phelps was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In the 1820s he joined the later President Andrew Jackson and was a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1834, which were last held all across the state, he was for the fifth parliamentary seat of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1835, the successor of Ebenezer Jackson. The work carried out first by constituencies in 1836 congressional elections Phelps was confirmed in his mandate. He was able to complete in 1839 two related legislative sessions in Congress until March 3.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Lancelot Phelps withdrew from politics. He died on 1 September 1866 in Colebrook. His son James (1822-1900) was of 1875-1883 also the state of Connecticut in Congress.