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Tallmadge, Frederick A. (Frederick Augustus), 1792-1869



Frederick Augustus Tallmadge (1792-1869), the son of Benjamin Tallmadge, was born in Litchfield, CT. He graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law in the Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1811, and began practice in New York City in 1813. He served as captain in the War of 1812. He became a member of the board of aldermen of New York City in 1834; served as common councilman in 1836; became a member of the State senate 1837-1840; and recorder of the city of New York 1841-1846. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); again recorder of the city of New York 1848-1851; superintendent of the Metropolitan police 1857-1862; clerk of the New York Court of Appeals 1862-1865; resumed the practice of law in New York City; returned to Litchfield, Conn., in 1869, and died there on September 17, 1869.

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Benjamin Tallmadge collection


Identifier: 1933-19-0
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers.  An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933