Buckingham, William Alfred

Life Span
to
Full name
William Alfred Buckingham
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Bacon Academy, Colchester, CT
Occupation
Politician
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
US Senate
Governor
Local government

William Alfred Buckingham (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BUCKINGHAM, William Alfred, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., May 28, 1804; attended the common schools and Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in manufacturing; mayor of Norwich, Conn. 1849-1850, 1856-1857; Governor of Connecticut 1858-1866; resumed his former business pursuits; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1869, until his death in Norwich, Conn., February 5, 1875; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on Investigation and Retrenchment (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-third Congress); interment in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
"Buckingham, William Alfred," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001021.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Buckingham, Samuel Giles. The Life of William A. Buckingham, the War Governor of Connecticut. Springfield, MA: W. F. Adams Co., 1894. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Buckingham, William Alfred," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/17255.