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Elizus Goodrich

Elizus Goodrich, American congressman, mayor. member New Haven City Council, 1789-1795; member Connecticut Legislature, 1795-1802; member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 6th Congress, 1799-1801.

Background

  • Goodrich, Elizus was born on March 24, 1761 in Durham, Connecticut, United States. Son of Elizus and Catharine (Chauncey) Goodrich.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1779.

    Career

    • Tutor, Yale, 1781-1783. Practiced law, New Haven, Connecticut, 1783. Member New Haven City Council, 1789-1795.

      Member Connecticut Legislature, 1795-1802. Member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 6th Congress, 1799-1801. Appointed collector Port of New Haven, 1801.

      Probate judge, New Haven, 1802-1818. Chief judge county court, 1805-1818. Mayor New Haven, 1803-1822.

      Professor of law Yale, 1801-1810, ex officio member Yale corporation, 1809-1818, secretary, 1818-1846.

    Membership

    Member New Haven City Council, 1789-1795. Member Connecticut Legislature, 1795-1802. Member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 6th Congress, 1799-1801.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Allen, 1785.
    • father: Elizus Goodrich
    • mother: Catharine (Chauncey) Goodrich
    • spouse: Anne Allen
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    Died November 1, 1849
    (aged 88)
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