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Elizur Goodrich

Elizur Goodrich

Male 1761 - 1849  (88 years)

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  • Name Elizur Goodrich 
    Born 24 Mar 1761  Durham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 1849  New Haven, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grove Street Cemetery,New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3499  Ramage | Young Lines
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father Rev Elizur Goodrich,   b. 26 Oct 1734, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1797, North Norfolk, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Katherine Chauncey,   b. 1734,   d. 1830  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1757  Durham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Willard Allen,   b. 9 Mar 1769, Great Barrington Berkshire County Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1818, New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1785  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rev Chauncey Allen Goodrich,   b. 23 Oct 1790, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1860, New Haven, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1216  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Elizur Goodrich diploma bachelor of arts Yale College 1752
    Elizur Goodrich diploma bachelor of arts Yale College 1752

  • Notes 
    • U. S. Congressman 1799-1801 [Source: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IV]

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      GOODRICH, Elizur, representative, was born in Durham, Conn., March 24, 1761; son of the Rev. Elizur Goodrich, fellow of Yale college.
      He was graduated at Yale A.B., 1779; A.M., 1782. He studied law; was a tutor in Yale, 1781-83; lawyer in New Haven, Conn., 1783-99; presidential elector in 1797, and a representative in the 6th congress, 1799-1801. He was collector of customs by appointment of President John Adams, 1801, but was removed by President Jefferson the same year and this action was the occasion for Jefferson to announce his approval of the spoils system which he denominated "removal for political opinion." He was probate judge for seventeen years, judge of the county court twelve years, professor of law in Yale college from the foundation of the chair in 1801 to 1810; mayor of New Haven, 1803-22; secretary of the corporation of Yale college, 1816-46, and received from that institution the degree of LL.D. in 1830. He died in New Haven, Conn., Nov. 1, 1849.
      The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IV
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      Born in Durham, Connecticut, he was the son of Elizur Goodrich. He graduated from Yale in 1779, was a tutor there from 1781 to 1783, and studied law. After his admission to the bar in 1783, he practiced in New Haven. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1795 to 1802 and was its Clerk for six sessions and its Speaker for two.

      In the 1796 United States presidential election he was a Federalist elector for President, supporting Federalist candidate John Adams against Democratic-Republican Party candidate Thomas Jefferson. He was elected to represent Connecticut At-Large to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses, but only served in the Sixth (March 4, 1799 ? March 3, 1801) because President John Adams appointed him collector of customs for the Port of New Haven. After a short time he was removed from the office of collector by Adams' successor, President Thomas Jefferson. The discussion of this act elicited from Jefferson a letter in which he avowed his approval of removal for political opinions.

      Goodrich was elected to the Governor's Council in Connecticut in 1803, serving until 1818. He taught law at Yale from 1801 to 1810 and was probate judge from 1802 to 1818. From 1803 to 1822 he was also Mayor of New Haven. He was a member of the Yale Corporation, the University's governing body, from 1809 to 1818 and was its Secretary from 1818 to 1846. Yale conferred the degree of LL.D. on him in 1830.

      Goodrich died in New Haven.

      Family

      His son, Chauncey Allen Goodrich, married Noah Webster's daughter. His brother, also named Chauncey Goodrich, was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
      Source: Wikipedia