Simeon Baldwin

Simeon Baldwin ( born December 14, 1761 Norwich, Connecticut, † May 26 1851 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1805 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Simeon Baldwin attended after elementary school until 1781, the Yale College. In 1782, he worked as a teacher at the Albany Academy, and from 1783 to 1786, he taught at Yale. After studying law and its made ​​in 1786 admitted to the bar he began his new job in New Haven exercise. In this city he was 1789-1800 and Town Clerk ( City Clerk ). Between 1790 and 1803 he was an administrative assistant at the Federal District Court for Connecticut.

Politically, Baldwin was a member of the Federalist Party. In the congressional elections of 1802, which were held all across the state of Connecticut, he was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he graduated between 4 March 1803 and 3 March 1805 legislative session. In 1804 he abandoned a bid again.

After his time in Congress, he returned to his place at the Federal District Court. After he was dismissed by Judge John Edwards but from that office in 1806, Baldwin was first associate judge on the Superior Court of Connecticut and later at the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors, which he remained until 1817. Between 1822 and 1830 he sat on a committee that dealt with the planning for the Farmington Canal. In 1826 he was mayor of New Haven. After 1830, Simeon Baldwin retreated to his retirement. He died in May 1851 aged 89 in New Haven.

Simeon Baldwin was married to a daughter of Roger Sherman (1721-1793), who was a U.S. Senator from 1789 to 1791 as well as congressman since 1791 until his death. His son, Roger (1793-1863) was from 1844 to 1846 and Governor of Connecticut from 1847 to 1851 U.S. Senator. His grandson Simeon (1840-1927) officiated 1911-1915 also as governor of Connecticut.