Noyes Billings

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Noyes Billings (March 31, 1800 - April 26, 1865) was an American politician who was the 19th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1846 to 1847.[1]

Early life[edit]

Noyes Billings was born in Stonington, Connecticut[2] on March 31, 1800[3] His parents were Coddington Billings and Eunice Williams and he would later marry Isabelle Stuart.[4] Noyles Billings and his younger brother William W. Billings graduated from Yale and moved to New London, Connecticut, to establish themselves in business. Their whaling and shipping company N. & W. W. Billings was established in 1823 and was one of the most successful whaling agencies in New London. They ceased operations in 1851.[5]

Political career[edit]

Billings was the mayor of New London from 1835 to 1837.[5] He was a member of the Connecticut State Senate for the 7th District in 1844.[6] He was elected lieutenant governor of Connecticut and served for one term, from May 6, 1846 to May 5, 1847, alongside governor Isaac Toucey.

Later years[edit]

Billings died in New London on April 26, 1865[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brief Descriptions of Connecticut State Agencies, Lieutenant Governor
  2. ^ Mystic Seaport, Records of N. & W.W. Billings (Coll. 233)
  3. ^ Barbarowa Genealogy, Noyes Billings, Hon.
  4. ^ Cousins of John Crossley and Barbarowa Genealogy, as above
  5. ^ a b Mystic Seaport, as above.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard, Billings
  7. ^ Barbarowa Genealogy, as above