George C. Woodruff (representative)
|George Catlin Woodruff|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district|
|Preceded by||Orris S. Ferry|
|Succeeded by||John Henry Hubbard|
|Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives|
December 1, 1805|
|Died||November 21, 1885
|Resting place||East Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Henrietta Sophronia Seymour Woodruff|
|Alma mater||Morris Academy
Yale College (1825)
George Catlin Woodruff (December 1, 1805 - November 21, 1885) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1861 to 1863. He also served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874. He was at various times justice of the peace, grandjuror, postmaster, town treasurer, town clerk, bank director and president, clerk of the Superior Court, colonel in the militia, and judge of probate.
Woodruff was born in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was the son of Major General Morris Woodruff and Candace Catlin. Woodruff was graduated from Yale College in 1825. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and began practice in Litchfield.
He was Postmaster of Litchfield from January 4, 1832, to January 27, 1842, and from September 2, 1842, to September 28, 1846.
He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874.
Woodruff was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress.
He continued the practice of law until his death in Litchfield, Connecticut, November 21, 1885. He was interred in East Cemetery.
Orris S. Ferry
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district
1861 – 1863
John Henry Hubbard