John H. Brockway

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John Hall Brockway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Orrin Holt
Succeeded by District Eliminated
Personal details
Born January 31, 1801
Ellington, Connecticut
Died July 29, 1870 (aged 69)
Ellington, Connecticut
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Flavia Feild Colton Brockway
Alma mater Yale College

Lawyer Teacher


Roman Catholic

Congregationalist in 1827

John Hall Brockway (January 31, 1801 – July 29, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.


Born the son of the Reverend Diodate and Miranda Hall Brockway in Ellington, Connecticut, Brockway pursued preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1820, at the age of twenty. He taught school, and studied law in the office of Seth P. Staples, Esq. He was admitted to the bar in April 1823 and commenced practice in Ellington.[1] On January 12, 1829, he married Flavia Feild Colton and they had three daughters.[2]


From 1832 to 1838, Brockway served as member of the State House of Representatives. He was also a state senator in the Senate in 1834.[3]

Brockway was elected as a Whig to the 26th and 27th United States Congress. He served from March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1843.[4] He subsequently served as prosecuting attorney for Tolland County from August 1849 to April 1867, when he resigned due to health reasons.


Brockway died in Ellington, Connecticut on July 29, 1870 (age 69 years, 179 days). He is interred at Ellington Center Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ "John H. Brockway". Connecticut State Library. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ John H. Brockway. Obituary record of graduates By Yale University. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "John H Brockway". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "John H. Brockway". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "John H. Brockway". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orrin Holt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
District abolished