United States Congressman and Senator from Connecticut
Governor of Connecticut
Attorney General of the United States
United States Secretary of the Navy
(1792-1869) Born in Newtown, Conn., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818, and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn. He was the prosecuting attorney of Hartford Co., 1822-35, and 1842-44; served as U.S. Congressman, 1835-39; elected Governor of Connecticut by the legislature in 1846; appointed U.S. Attorney General, in the Cabinet of President James K. Polk, 1848-49; served as U.S. Senator, 1852-57; appointed U.S. Secretary of the Navy, in the Cabinet of President James Buchanan, 1857-61.
Signature With Sentiment: 4 1/2 x 2 1/4, in ink. : Very respectfully, y[ou]r. ob[edien]t. s[ervan]t., I. Toucey.