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Walter Booth

American politician

Died when: 78 years 143 days
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Walter Booth Walter Booth (December 8, 1791 – April 30, 1870) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Woodbridge, Connecticut. He attended the common schools and settled in Meriden and engaged in manufacturing. Booth was active in the Connecticut Militia. He was a Colonel of the Tenth Regiment, Second Battalion of Militia from 1825 to 1827, Brigadier General in 1827 and 1828, and Major General of the First Division 1831-1834. He served as a judge of the county court in 1834. He was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1838. He was elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-Second Congress. He resumed his former manufacturing pursuits and died in Meriden, Connecticut in 1870. He was buried in East Cemetery.
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