Chaffee, Calvin Clifford

Life Span
to
Full name
Calvin Clifford Chaffee
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
7
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
2
Family
Calvin Chaffee (father), Elizabeth Hall Chaffee (mother), Clara Nourse (first wife), Irene Sanford Emerson (second wife - 1850)
Education
Other
Other Education
Middlebury College, VT
Occupation
Politician
Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Church or Religious Denomination
Baptist
Other
Other Religion
Congregationalist
Political Parties
Republican
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Other Affiliations
Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Nativists (Know Nothings)
Government
US House of Representatives

Calvin Clifford Chaffee (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CHAFFEE, Calvin Clifford, a Representative from Massachusetts; born at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on August 28, 1811; attended the common schools; studied medicine, and was graduated from the medical school of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., in 1835; settled in Springfield, Mass., where he began the practice of his profession; elected on the American Party ticket to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; librarian of the House of Representatives 1860-1862; settled in Washington, D.C., and engaged in the practice of medicine until 1876, when he moved to Springfield, Mass.; president of the Union Relief Association 1880-1893; died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., on August 8, 1896; interment in Springfield Cemetery.
“Chaffee, Calvin Clifford,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000270.
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