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Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin), 1805-1885



George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885) was born in Litchfield, CT in 1805. He graduated from Yale College in 1825, after which he studied law with James Gould at the Litchfield Law SChool. In 1827 he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Litchfield. He also served as postmaster of Litchfield from 1832 to 1846. Afterwards, he became involved in local and national politics, becoming a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874, and elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (1861-1863).

In 1829, he married Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff, the sister of Origen S. Seymour, who married Woodruff's sister Lucy. They had two children: George and Henrietta. George C. Woodruff died in Litchfield, CT in 1885.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bradleyville Forge property title abstract


Identifier: 00-2009-74-0
Scope and Contents

"Abstract of title to forge property in Bradleyville made by G.C. Woodruff in 1831." A chart of the owners from 11 Feb. 1729 to 6 Feb. 1837.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1729-1837

Percival report distributed


Identifier: 00-2010-355-0
Scope and Contents

Document listing recepients of the Percival report in each town and the academies of Litchfield County, Conn. The report referred to may be Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut by James G. Percival, 1842. The document appears to be in the hand of George C. Woodruff.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: undated; Other: Date acquired: 06/09/2012

Woodruff family collection


Identifier: 1953-02-2-8
Scope and Contents The Woodruff Collection primarily documents the personal life and professional career of George Catlin Woodruff, who not only practiced law for several decades in Litchfield but also served as Litchfield's postmaster and held elected positions both locally and in the United States Congress.   His law career is extensively represented in his business correspondence with clients concerning suits in progress and with other law professionals; his law school notebooks; and his own...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1779-1966; Other: Majority of material found in 1815-1919; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/1954

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Account books 1
Autograph albums 1
Collecting of accounts--United States 1
Connecticut--Politics and government 1
Correspondence 1