BOARDMAN, William Whiting (1794-1871)

BOARDMAN, WILLIAM WHITING, (son of Elijah Boardman), a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Milford, Conn., October 10, 1794; attended Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; was graduated from Yale College in 1812; studied law in Cambridge and Litchfield Law Schools and commenced the practice of his profession in New Haven in 1819; clerk of the State senate in 1820; judge of probate; member of the State house of representatives 1836-1839, serving as speaker in 1836 and 1839; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William L. Storrs; reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from December 7, 1840, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Twenty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; member of the State house of representatives in 1845, 1849, and 1851, serving as speaker in 1845; resumed the practice of law; died in New Haven, Conn., August 27, 1871; interment in Grove Street Cemetery.

Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1824-1827, 1 volume.
An account book of William Whiting Boardman, 1827-1827.

Papers: In the Boardman Family Papers, 1770-1917, 27 linear feet.
Persons represented include William Whiting Boardman. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.


Mahoning Valley Historical Society
Youngstown, OH
Papers: In the Homer and William R. Baldwin Collection, 1852-1988, 2 items (oversize), 2 boxes, and 1 file folder.
Persons represented include William Whiting Boardman. A finding aid is available in the repository.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1840, 1 item.
A letter from William Whiting Boardman to William G. Webster written on December 17, 1840. In the letter, William Boardman writes concerning his relationship with his club in New Haven while he is in the House of Representatives.


New Haven Colony Historical Society
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Boardman Family Papers, 1803-1862, approximately 1 foot (872 items).
Persons represented include William Whiting Boardman. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

  • Boardman, William Whiting. A plan for insurance against fire, for the city of New-Haven : prepared at the request of several of the citizens and read at a public meeting, January 28, 1834. New-Haven: Baldwin & Peck, 1834.