Colin M. Ingersoll

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Colin Macrae Ingersoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
1851–1855
Preceded by Walter Booth
Succeeded by John Woodruff
Connecticut Adjutant General
In office
1867–1868
Preceded by Charles T. Stanton
Succeeded by Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
Connecticut Adjutant General
In office
1870–1871
Preceded by Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
Succeeded by Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1819-03-11)March 11, 1819
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Died September 13, 1903(1903-09-13) (aged 84)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting place Grove Street Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Father Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll
Relatives Charles Roberts Ingersoll (brother)

Colin Macrae Ingersoll (March 11, 1819 – September 13, 1903) was a Connecticut attorney, politician, and military leader. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for two terms in the 1850s.

Early life[edit]

Ingersoll was born in New Haven, Connecticut on March 11, 1819. He pursued academic studies in New Haven, and graduated from Trinity College in 1839. He graduated from Yale Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1841, and practiced in New Haven.

Career[edit]

He served as clerk of the Connecticut State Senate in 1843. When his father Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll was Minister to Russia, Colin Ingersoll was appointed Secretary of the legation at St. Petersburg serving in 1847 and 1848. He was Acting Chargé d'Affaires in 1848.

Ingersoll was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855).

After leaving Congress he resumed the practice of law. Ingersoll served as adjutant general of Connecticut from 1867 to 1868 and again from 1870 to 1871.

Death and burial[edit]

Ingersoll died in New Haven, Connecticut on September 13, 1903. He was interred in New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery.

Family[edit]

In 1853, Ingersoll married Julia Harriet Pratt, the daughter of Zadock Pratt and Abigail P. Watson.[1] Their children included:[1]

  • Mary E. (b. 1854)
  • Colin Macrae Jr. (b. 1859)
  • George Pratt (b. 1861)
  • Maude Margaret (b. 1863)

Ingersoll was the son of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, and brother of Charles Roberts Ingersoll.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Charles T. Stanton
Connecticut Adjutant General
1867–1868
Succeeded by
Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
Preceded by
Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
Connecticut Adjutant General
1870–1871
Succeeded by
Samuel E. Merwin, Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter Booth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

1851–1855
Succeeded by
John Woodruff