Colin M. Ingersoll

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Colin Macrae Ingersoll (March 11, 1819 – September 13, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, son of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, and brother of Charles Roberts Ingersoll.

Biography[edit]

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Ingersoll pursued academic studies 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.

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 1867-1868 and 1870 to 1871.

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

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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.
United States 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