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Thaddeus Betts (February 4, 1789, Norwalk, Connecticut - April 7, 1840, Washington, D.C.) was a United States Senator from Connecticut.

He completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1807. Betts studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norwalk.

He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1815 and 1830, and a member of the Connecticut Senate in 1831.

In 1832 and 1834, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, and was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1839 until his death in Washington, D.C., aged 51.

His is buried in Union Cemetery in Norwalk.


United States Senate
Preceded by
John M. Niles
United States Senator (Class 1) from Connecticut
Served alongside: Perry Smith
Succeeded by
Jabez W. Huntington


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