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James Edward English


In office
November 27, 1875 – May 17, 1876
Preceded by Orris S. Ferry
Succeeded by William H. Barnum

Born March 13, 1812
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died March 2, 1890 (aged 77)
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Banker, Lumberman, Manufacturer

James Edward English (March 13, 1812 – March 2, 1890) was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut. He was born in New Haven and attended the common schools; later, he engaged in the lumber business, banking, and manufacturing. He was a member of the New Haven board of selectmen from 1847 to 1861, and a member of the common council in 1848 and 1849. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1855 and of the Connecticut Senate from 1856 to 1858, and was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 1860.

English was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1864, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor in 1866. He was elected Governor of Connecticut in 1867, 1868, and 1870, and was a member of the State house of representatives in 1872. In 1872, he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-third Congress, but was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orris S. Ferry and served from November 27, 1875, to May 17, 1876, when a successor was elected. English was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to fill the vacancy, and resumed his manufacturing and commercial activities. He died in New Haven and was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Woodruff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Samuel L. Warner
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph R. Hawley
Governor of Connecticut
1867 – 1869
Succeeded by
Marshall Jewell
Preceded by
Marshall Jewell
Governor of Connecticut
1870 – 1871
United States Senate
Preceded by
Orris S. Ferry
United States Senator (Class 3) from Connecticut
November 27, 1875 – May 17, 1876
Served alongside: William W. Eaton
Succeeded by
William H. Barnum

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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