Gideon Welles was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He earned his degree from Norwich University and became a lawyer by “reading the law.” In 1826, he founded the Hartford Times, serving…

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Isaac Toucey was born in Newtown, Connecticut. Following his general schooling, he studied law and began practicing in Hartford.  Democratic Party  Toucey became involved in the Democratic Party when it formed…

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Born in Hartford, Thomas H. Seymour graduated from Middletown Military Academy. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. In 1836, he took the position of judge…

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Born in New York, Henry Roberts graduated from Yale University (1878). He studied at Columbia University for one year and in 1879 earned a law degree from Yale Law School.  Hartford…

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Michael P. Peters grew up in Hartford’s Italian, working-class south end. After high school, he became a fireman. He served the city of Hartford in this capacity for 22 years. Hartford…

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Edwin Denison Morgan’s business career began in 1824 when his uncle hired him as a clerk in his Hartford grocery store. By 1832 he was his uncle’s partner. He also…

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Born in Hartford, Betty Knox graduated from city schools, Miss Wheeler’s School in Providence, and the Yale School of Drama. World War II During World War II, she opened a…

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Apprenticed as a tanner, Marshall Jewell took over his father’s tanning business in 1850. Pliny Jewell His father, Pliny, moved to Hartford from Winchester, New Hampshire in 1845. He operated…

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Mary Turner Hooker was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of former Hartford residents Dr. Charles & Julia Mather Turner. Educated at the Sanford School in Philadelphia, she moved to the…

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The Hartford Courant A graduate of Hamilton College, Joseph Hawley practiced law in Hartford. He later worked in the newspaper business, eventually purchasing the Hartford Courant, which he co-edited with…

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