Thomas T. Whittlesey

Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (December 8, 1798  August 20, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey.

19th century American politician.
Thomas T. Whittlesey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut‘s 4th district
In office
March 3, 1837  March 3, 1839
Preceded by At-large representation
Succeeded by Thomas Burr Osborne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut‘s at-large district
In office
April 29, 1836  March 3, 1837
Preceded by Zalmon Wildman
Succeeded by Converted to districts
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 3, 1853  January 1, 1855
Preceded by Harvey G. Turner
Succeeded by Hiram Giles
Personal details
Born (1798-12-08)December 8, 1798
Danbury, Connecticut
Died August 20, 1868(1868-08-20) (aged 69)
Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Jacksonian Democrat
Spouse(s) Caroline Holley (died 1841)
  • Elisha Whittlesey
  • (b. 1829; died 1902)
  • Luther Holly Whittlesey
  • (b. 1833; died 1895)
Alma mater Yale College (1817)
Profession lawyer

Born in Danbury, Connecticut,[1][2] Whittlesey attended the public schools and graduated from Yale College in 1817.[1] He then attended Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Danbury, Connecticut. He served as a probate judge. He married Caroline Holley (1800–1841).[1]

Whittlesey was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zalmon Wildman. He was reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from April 29, 1836, to March 3, 1839. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He moved to Pheasant Branch, near Madison, Wisconsin, in 1846. He resumed practicing law and was also engaged in farming. He served as member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1853 and 1854.[1] He died at Pheasant Branch, Wisconsin, August 20, 1868.[2] He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin.

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  1. “Hon. Thomas T. Whittlesey”. Wisconsin State Journal. August 24, 1868. p. 4. Retrieved October 6, 2019 via
  2. “Death of Hon. T. T. Whittlesey”. Wisconsin State Journal. August 21, 1868. p. 1. Retrieved October 7, 2019 via

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