William Whiting Boardman

William Whiting Boardman ( born October 10, 1794 in New Milford, Connecticut; † August 27, 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1840 and 1843 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Boardman was the son of Elijah Boardman (1760-1823), who represented the State of Connecticut from 1821 until his death in the U.S. Senate. The younger Boardman first attended the Bacon Academy in Colchester and thereafter until 1812, the Yale College. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession from 1819 in New Haven. In 1820 he was also Protokollist in the Senate from Connecticut. He also became a judge in a probate court.

Politically, Boardman member of the Whig party. Between 1836 and 1839 he was a deputy in the State House of Representatives, which he was president from time to time. Following the resignation of Congressman William L. Storrs he was in the subsequently necessary by -election in the Second District of Connecticut as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he ended between December 7, 1840 and the March 3, 1841, the first legislative period begun by his predecessor. But as he had also won the regular election in 1840, he was able to complete in Congress between 4 March 1841 to 3 March in 1843 full term of office. During this time he was chairman of the Committee for the administration of public property.

In 1842 he gave up another run for Congress. In the years 1845, 1849 and 1851 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives from Connecticut; In 1845 he also served as its president again. In addition, Boardman worked until his death in 1871 in New Haven as a lawyer.