Toucey, Isaac

Life Span
to
Full name
Isaac Toucey
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Disputed
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
0
Family
Oliver Toucey (father), Comfort Peck Toucey (mother), Catherine Nichols (wife, 1827) 
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Polk Administration (1845-49)
Buchanan Administration (1857-61)
US Senate
US House of Representatives
Governor
State legislature
Local government

Isaac Toucey (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
TOUCEY, Isaac, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., November 15, 1792; pursued classical studies; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1818 and began practice in Hartford, Conn.; prosecuting attorney of Hartford County 1822-1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; prosecuting attorney of Hartford County 1842-1844; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1845, but was elected to that office by the legislature in 1846; defeated for Governor in 1847; appointed Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of President James K. Polk 1848-1849; member, State senate 1850; member, State house of representatives 1852; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from May 12, 1852, to March 3, 1857; declined to be a candidate for reelection; appointed Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President James Buchanan 1857-1861; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., July 30, 1869; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
“Toucey, Isaac,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000319.
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