Lemuel Whitman

Lemuel Whitman ( born June 8, 1780 in Farmington, Connecticut, † November 13, 1841 ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1825 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, Lemuel Whitman attended until 1780, the Yale College. After that, he taught at the Bermuda Islands themselves as a teacher at a girls' school. However, after his father's death in 1801 he had to return to Farmington to help his family. After studying law at the Litchfield Law School, and his admission to the bar he began in Farmington to work in his new profession. In 1818 he became a judge at the local Superior Court; 1819-1821 he served as Associate Justice of the District Court of Hartford County. Then he led until 1823 presided at this court. In 1821, Whitman was also a member of a three person commission for the revision of the laws of the state of Connecticut.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party and a supporter of John Quincy Adams. In 1822 he was elected to the Senate from Connecticut. In the congressional elections of 1822, which were held all across the state of Connecticut, Whitman was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he took over on March 4, 1823 until then held by Daniel Burrows third deputy seat of his state. He completed until March 3, 1825, only one term in Congress and chose not to stand for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Whitman again worked as a lawyer. He was also involved in several other businesses, including the Patent Wood -Screw Manufacturing Company. In the years 1831 and 1832 he was a member of the House of Connecticut. After he retired because of his deteriorating health and business difficulties from public life. Lemuel Whitman died on 13 November 1841 in his birthplace of Farmington.