Washington F. Willcox

Washington Frederick Willcox ( born August 22, 1834 in Killingworth, Connecticut; † March 8, 1909 in Chester, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1893 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Washington Willcox initially enjoyed a private school education. He attended Madison Academy and the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven. After studying law at Yale College and its made ​​in 1862 admitted to the bar he began in Deep River to work in his new profession.

Willcox was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1862 and 1863 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut, from 1875 to 1876 he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1875 and 1883 he worked as a prosecutor. In the congressional elections of 1888 Willcox was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1889 the successor of Carlos French. After a re-election in 1890 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1893 two legislative sessions. In 1892 he declined a further nomination.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Willcox again worked as a lawyer in Deep River and went into the banking industry. Between 1897 and 1905 he was a railroad commissioner of the state of Connecticut. Washington Willcox died on 8 March 1909 in Chester, and was buried in the cemetery of Deep River.