GODDARD, Calvin (1768-1842)

GODDARD, CALVIN, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., July 17, 1768; attended Plainfield (Conn.) Academy, where he pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Plainfield, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1795-1801; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Elizur Goodrich; reelected to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from May 14, 1801, until his resignation in 1805 before the convening of the Ninth Congress; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1807 and served as a speaker; moved to Norwich, Conn., in 1807 and resumed the practice of his profession; member of the executive council 1808-1815; presidential elector on the ticket of Clinton and Ingersoll in 1812; delegate to the Hartford Convention in 1814; judge of the superior court in 1815 and 1818; mayor of Norwich 1814-1834; died in Norwich, Conn., May 2, 1842; interment in the City Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1792-1832. 27 letters.
Includes correspondence with Jabez Huntington and Jonathan Trumbull. Index in repository.

Papers: 1802, 6 pages.
A letter from Calvin Goddard to Coddington Billings written on March 13, 1802. In the letter, Goddard writes that he regrets that a Federal letter will contaminate Stonington; comments on the power of William Giles, John Randolph and Stevens Mason; congressman Hunter will be buried today.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: February 9, 1803. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.