Library of Congress
DAGGETT, David (1764-1851)

DAGGETT, DAVID, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Attleboro, Mass., December 31, 1764; pursued preparatory studies and graduated from Yale College in 1783; taught in a private school and also in the Hopkins Grammar School; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1786 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; member, State house of representatives 1791-1796, and served as speaker 1794-1796; member, State council or upper house 1797; member, State house of representatives 1805; again served in the State council 1809-1813; State's attorney for New Haven County 1811-1813; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Chauncey Goodrich and served from May 13, 1813, to March 3, 1819; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818; resumed the practice of law; associate instructor in the New Haven Law School in 1824; appointed in 1826 to the Kent professorship of law in Yale College, in which capacity he served until 1848; judge of the State supreme court 1826-1832, and then served as chief judge until 1834; mayor of New Haven in 1828; retired from public life; died in New Haven, Conn., on April 12, 1851; interment in Grove Street Cemetery.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 36 letters (1793-1832) in various collections, some available on microfilm; and an autograph album (1828-1830).

New Haven Colony Historical Society
Whitney Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: Account books, correspondence, sermons, clippings, and memorabilia in Daggett family papers, 1778-1949. 1400 items. Finding aid.

Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1794-1813. 5 items.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1781-1851. 5 linear feet. Correspondence (primarily letters received) and other papers relating to Daggett's legal and political activities and Federalist party politics and a portrait. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: In Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928; Day family papers, 1768-1929; Lewis family papers, 1811-1918; and Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844.