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Henry Dutton
Birth: Feb. 12, 1796
Watertown
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1869
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Connecticut Governor. He graduated from Yale in 1818 and served as Principal of Fairfield Academy while studying law, becoming an attorney in Newtown in 1823. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1828 and 1834. He moved to Bridgeport in 1837, and served in the Connecticut House again from 1838 to 1839. Dutton moved to New Haven in 1847 to become Kent Professor of Law at Yale, a position he held until his death. He was a Connecticut State Senator from 1848 to 1849, and served as Senate President. He returned to the Connecticut House in 1850 and served as Judge of the New Haven County Court from 1852 to 1853. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Whig nomination for Governor in 1853. In 1854 he was the Whig nominee, and when voters failed to give any candidate a majority, the legislature elected him by a vote of 140 to 93, making him the last Whig to serve as Governor. Dutton ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1855, after which he returned to his professorship at Yale, and served as a Judge on the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Errors from 1861 to 1866. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eliza Eliot Joy Dutton (1796 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Eliot Dutton Graves (1826 - 1865)*
  Harriet Joy Dutton Watrous (1834 - 1873)*
  Henry Melzar Dutton (1838 - 1862)*
 
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Burial:
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 02, 2007
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