BRANDEGEE, Augustus (1828-1904)

BRANDEGEE, AUGUSTUS, (father of Frank Bosworth Brandegee), a Representative from Connecticut; born in New London, Conn., July 15, 1828; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1849 and from the Yale Law School in 1851; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in New London; member of the State house of representatives 1854, 1858, 1859, and 1861, and served as speaker the last term; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for reelection in 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864, the Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866, and the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1884; resumed the practice of law; corporation counsel of New London in 1897 and 1898; died in New London, Conn., November 10, 1904; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

New London County Historical Society
New London, CT
Papers: 1882, 2 items.
Copies of letters to the U.S. Navy Department concerning proposed drawbridge over the Thames River, Connecticut, and outlining difficulties that would entail for the Navy, 1882. Persons represented include John Rodgers, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; Edward D. Nichols, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; L.R. Franklin, Commander, U.S. Navy; William H. Hunt, Secretary of the Navy; and Augustus Brandegee, U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

  • Brandegee, Augustus. Speech of Hon. Augustus Brandegee, of Connecticut, delivered in the House of Representatives, December 12, 1864, on the bill reported by the Committee on Naval Affairs, locating the naval station for iron clads at New London, Conn. Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, printers, 1864.