Yale University Art Gallery
TOMLINSON, Gideon (1780-1854)

TOMLINSON, GIDEON, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Stratford, Conn., December 31, 1780; completed preparatory studies and graduated from Yale College in 1802; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fairfield, Conn., in 1807; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1817; member, State house of representatives 1818, serving as speaker; elected to the Sixteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Nineteenth Congress); Governor of Connecticut 1827-1831, when he resigned; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1837; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses); trustee of Trinity College 1832-1836; retired to private life; died in Fairfield, Conn., October 8, 1854; interment in the Old Congregational Cemetery, Stratford, Conn.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1760-1877. 7 feet; 7,000 items. Legal, financial, political, and family papers and correspondence.

Connecticut State Library
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1829. 1 appointment as governor.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 1 account book (1843-1848) in Tomlinson family papers, 1758-1865.