Name: Charles Roberts Ingersoll 1
Birth: 16 SEP 1821 1
Death: 25 JAN 1903 1
Son of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, U.S. Congressman and brother to Colin Macrae Ingersoll, U.S. Congressman
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Charles R. Ingersoll
New Have, Jan 25. - Ex-Gov. Charles Roberts Ingersoll, aged eighty-two, died at his hom here this morning from general debility incident to old age. Mr. Ingersoll contracted the grip last Spring an ever recovered fully from it, although he was not confined to his bed until two weeks ago.
Mr. Ingersoll was a native of new have, where he was born Sept. 16, 1821. He was graduated from Yale in the class of 1840 and was admitted to practice at the New Haven County bar in 1845. As a represtentative of the City of New Haven he was seated in the Connecticut Legislature from 1856-1871.
The Democratic Party in 1871 placed Mr. Ingersoll's name at the head of its ticket for Governor. He was elected, and after serving one term was again elected in 1873. After serving as Governor of the State, Mr. Ingersoll resumed the practice of law. In 1875 Yale conferred upon thime the degree of LL.D.
Mr. Ingersoll is survivied by three daughters and one son. They are Miss Justine Ingersoll of New Haven, Mrs. Hary Gause of Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. George Havens, Jr. of New York, and Francis Gregory Ingersoll of Rye, N.Y.
Name: Charles R. Ingersoll
Address: New Haven, Connecticut , United States
Born September 16, 1821
Died January 25, 1903 (81 years)
Contributor Thomas Walker
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Oct 11, 2008 09:28am
CHARLES ROBERT INGERSOLL, Connecticut's 30th governor was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on September 16, 1821. He graduated from Yale University in 1840, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He practiced law in his father's firm, and served as director of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Ingersoll entered politics in 1846, serving as clerk of the Connecticut Assembly, a position he was reelected to in 1856, 1857, 1858, 1866, and 1871. He won the 1873 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and was elected Governor of Connecticut. He was reelected in 1874, and 1875. During his tenure, a state constutional amendment was passed that lengthened the governor's term to two years. Also, the state endured a financial depression that took six years to recover from, and Hartford -- which was a co-capital with New Haven -- was finally chosen as the sole lawmaking center. Ingersoll did not run for reelection, and left office January 1877. He continued to practice law, trying cases on the state and federal levels and in the U.S. Supreme Court. He also was an organizer and vice president of the State Bar Association. Governor Charles R. Ingersoll died on January 25, 1903, and is buried in the New Haven Grove Street Cemetery.
Charles Roberts Ingersoll
Birth: Sep. 16, 1821
Death: Jan. 25, 1903
Connecticut Governor. He served as the Governor of Connecticut from 1873 to 1877. He also served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Connecticut in 1864. (bio by: K)
Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (1789 - 1872)
Burial: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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Record added: Dec 10, 2005
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Father: Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll b: 8 FEB 1789
- Elizabeth Ingersoll
- Justine Ingersoll
- Daughter Ingersoll
- Francis Gregory Ingersoll
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