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Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863

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Personal name headingWhittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863
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Birth date1783-10-19
Death date1863-01-07
Place of birthWashington (Conn.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Whig Party
Profession or occupationLawyers
Found inNUCMC data from LC Manuscript Div. for Clayton, J.M. Papers, 1798-1868 (Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863; correspondent)
LC data base, 1-16-1990 (hdg.: Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863)
WWWA, Hist. vol., 1607-1896 (Whittlesey, Elisha; lawyer; War of 1812 soldier; Ohio state legislator; U.S. Congressman; one of the founders of the Whig Party)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, viewed online, Sept. 2, 2015 (WHITTLESEY, Elisha, (uncle of William Augustus Whittlesey and cousin of Frederick Whittlesey and Thomas Tucker Whittlesey), a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington, Conn., Oct. 19, 1783; in early youth moved with his parents to Salisbury, Conn.; attended the common schools at Danbury; studied law in Danbury; was admitted to the bar of Fairfield County and practiced in Danbury and Fairfield County; also practiced in New Milford, Conn., in 1805; moved to Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1806; practiced law and taught school; prosecuting attorney of Mahoning County; served as military and private secretary to Gen. William Henry Harrison and as brigade major in the Army of the Northwest in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives in 1820 and 1821; elected to the Eighteenth through Twenty-second Congresses, elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress, and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses and served from Mar. 4, 1823, to July 9, 1838, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Claims (Twenty-first through Twenty-fifth Congresses); Sixth Auditor of the Treasury from Mar. 18, 1841, until Dec. 18, 1843, when he resigned and resumed the practice of law in Canfield; appointed general agent of the Washington Monument Association in 1847; appointed by President Taylor as First Comptroller of the Treasury and served from May 31, 1849, to Mar. 26, 1857, when he was removed by President Buchanan; was reappointed by President Lincoln Apr. 10, 1861, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, 1863; interment in the Canfield Village Cemetery, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio)