Charles Hawley

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Charles Hawley
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Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
In office
1838–1842
Preceded by Ebenezer Stoddard
Succeeded by William S. Holabird
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District
In office
1830–1831
Preceded by At large elections
Succeeded by Thaddeus Betts
In office
1832–1836
Preceded by Thaddeus Betts
Succeeded by Benjamin Isaacs
In office
1837–1838
Preceded by Benjamin Isaacs
Succeeded by Thomas B. Butler
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford
In office
1821–1822
Serving with Joseph Wood
Preceded by Thaddeus Bell,
John Augur
Succeeded by Daniel Lockwood,
Joseph Wood
In office
1823–1824
Serving with Daniel Lockwood
Preceded by Daniel Lockwood,
Joseph Wood
Succeeded by Isaac Lockwood,
Theodore Davenport
In office
1826–1829
Preceded by Isaac Lockwood,
Theodore Davenport
Succeeded by Simeon H. Minor,
William Waterbury, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1792-06-15)June 15, 1792
Huntington, Connecticut
Died February 27, 1866(1866-02-27) (aged 73)
Stamford, Connecticut
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Mary S. Holly (m. 1821)
Residence Stamford
Alma mater Yale College (1813)
Religion Congregational

Charles Hawley (June 15, 1792 – February 27, 1866) was an American politician, judge, and the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1838 to 1842.

Early life[edit]

Hawley was born in that part of Huntington, Connecticut, which now constitutes the town of Monroe. He graduated with honor at Yale College in 1813. He studied law, partly at Newton with Hon. Asa Chapman, soon after a judge at the Supreme Court, and partly at Litchfield with Judge Gould. He was admitted to the bar in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in 1815 or early 1816, and opened an office in Stamford. After a brief time in East Haddam, he returned to Stamford and remained there for the rest of his life. In 1824, he was appointed Judge of Probate for the district of Stamford, a district which then embraced many towns, an office which he held until 1838.

In 1821, he married Mary S. Holly, with whom he had children, most of whom survived him. He was a firm believer in the Christian religion and a member of the Congregational Church in Stamford.

Political career[edit]

Hawley repeatedly represented the town of Stamford in the Connecticut House of Representatives and was also a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District. As a Whig, he held the office of Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut for four periods, from May 2, 1838 until May 4, 1842, while William W. Ellsworth was Governor of the state.

He died in Stamford on February 27, 1866, aged 74.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Thaddeus Bell
John Augur
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford

1821
With: Joseph Wood
Succeeded by
Daniel Lockwood
Joseph Wood
Preceded by
Daniel Lockwood
Joseph Wood
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford

1823–1824
With: Daniel Lockwood
Succeeded by
Isaac Lockwood
Theodore Davenport
Preceded by
Isaac Lockwood
Theodore Davenport
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Stamford

1826–1829
With: Jotham Hoyt
Succeeded by
Simeon H. Minor
William Waterbury, Jr.
Preceded by
At large elections
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

1830–1831
Succeeded by
Thaddeus Betts
Preceded by
Thaddeus Betts
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

1832–1836
Succeeded by
Benjamin Isaacs
Preceded by
Benjamin Isaacs
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

1837–1838
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Butler
Preceded by
Ebenezer Stoddard
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1838–1842
Succeeded by
William S. Holabird