James P. Pigott

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James P. Pigott
James P. Pigott (Connecticut Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by Washington F. Willcox
Succeeded by Nehemiah D. Sperry
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born James Protus Pigott
(1852-09-11)September 11, 1852
New Haven, Connecticut
United States
Died July 1, 1919(1919-07-01) (aged 66)
New Haven, Connecticut
United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Mary Agnes (Brady) Pigott
Children James Protus Pigott, Jr.,
Parents Patrick Pigott
Margaret (Dennehy) Pigott
Alma mater Yale Law School
Yale University

James Protus Pigott (September 11, 1852 – July 1, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Pigott attended the common schools and graduated from Yale College in 1878, where he served on the fifth editorial board of The Yale Record in his junior year.[1]cIn his senior year, Pigott was a founding editor of the Yale Daily News.[1]

After graduating from Yale Law School in 1880, he was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced the practice of law in New Haven. He served as New Haven city clerk from 1881-1884.

Pigott served as member of the State House of Representatives in 1885 and 1886, a delegate and speaker at the Democratic National Convention in 1888, and a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in 1900. Pigott was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He was not reelected for a second term, and resumed the practice of law.

He died in New Haven, July 1, 1919, and was interred in the St. Lawrence Cemetery.

His brother-in-law, James T. Mullen, founded the Order of the Knights of Columbus.[2]

His nephew, William P. Cronan, served as the 19th Naval Governor of Guam.[3]


  1. ^ a b Obituary Record of Yale Graduates, 1920, p. 1413.
  2. ^ Obituary Record of Yale Graduates, 1920, p. 1414.
  3. ^ "Cronan's Heroism Prevented Explosion". The Meriden Daily Journal. Meriden, Connecticut. 21 October 1907. p. 3. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carlos French
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Nehemiah D. Sperry