United States Congressman from Connecticut
United States Senator from Connecticut during the Civil War
(1814-73) Born in Enfield, Hartford County, Conn., he graduated from Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass. in 1834, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Enfield, Conn. Served as a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1837-38, 1884, and served as speaker in 1837. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1845-49, and U.S. Senator, 1857-69. He was the Chairman of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses, and served on the Committee on the District of Columbia, and the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads.
Signature: 3 1/2 x 1/2, in ink, James Dixon.