Walter Booth

Walter Booth ( born December 8, 1791 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, † April 30, 1870 in Meriden, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Booth attended the public schools of his home. He then settled in Meriden, where he worked as a craftsman. He was also an officer in the militia and there rose to 1834 to major general. In 1834 he was District Judge.

1838 Booth was elected to the House of Representatives from Connecticut. He was then a member of the short-lived Free Soil Party. In the congressional elections of 1848, he was appointed as their candidate in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1849, the successor of Samuel D. Hubbard of derWhig party. Since he Democrat Colin M. Ingersoll defeated in the elections of 1850, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1851.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Walter Booth took his former craft activities again. He was also director of the Meriden National Bank and 56 years deacon of the Center Congregational Church. Booth also held several local offices still in his home. He died on 30 April 1870 in Meriden and was also buried there.