Nathan Belcher

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Nathan Belcher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd district
In office
Preceded byChauncey Fitch Cleveland
Succeeded bySidney Dean
Personal details
Born(1813-06-23)June 23, 1813
Preston, Connecticut
DiedJune 2, 1891(1891-06-02) (aged 77)
New London, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic

Nathan Belcher (June 23, 1813 – June 2, 1891) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Preston, Connecticut. He completed academic studies and was graduated from Amherst College in 1832. Later, he studied law at the Cambridge Law School before being admitted to the bar in 1836. He commenced practice in Clinton, Connecticut before he moved in 1841 to New London, Connecticut where he engaged in manufacturing tools, hardware, and kitchen utensils.

Belcher was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives 1846 and 1847 and also served in the Connecticut Senate in 1850. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed his former manufacturing pursuits and also engaged in banking. Belcher died in New London, Connecticut in 1891 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Nathan Belcher (id: B000322)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chauncey Fitch Cleveland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Sidney Dean