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David Daggett

senator , jurist

David Daggett, American senator, jurist. member lower house Connecticut Legislature, 1791-1797, 1805-1809, speaker, 1794-1797; member Connecticut Council, 1797-1803, 1809-1813; member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1813-1819.

Background

Daggett, David was born on December 31, 1764 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Sibulah (Stanley) Daggett.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1783, Doctor of Laws, 1827.

Career

Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1786. Member lower house Connecticut Legislature, 1791-1797, 1805-1809, speaker, 1794-1797. Member Connecticut Council, 1797-1803, 1809-1813.

Member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1813-1819. The American Association For Justice Connecticut Superior Court, 1826-1828. Kent professor of law Yale, 1826-1848.

Mayor New Haven (Connecticut), 1828-1830. Chief justice Connecticut Supreme Court of the Errors, 1832-1834. Upheld right of state legislatures to deprive free colored persons of school instruction except by permission of town selectmen under rule that they were not United States citizens (Prudence Crandall case, 1833).

Membership

Member lower house Connecticut Legislature, 1791-1797, 1805-1809, speaker, 1794-1797. Member Connecticut Council, 1797-1803, 1809-1813. Member United States Senate from Connecticut, 1813-1819.

Connections

Married Wealthy Munson, September 10, 1786. Married second, Mary Lines, March 4, 1840.

father:
Thomas Daggett

mother:
Sibulah (Stanley) Daggett

spouses:
Wealthy Munson

Mary Lines