Elisha HALEY, Congress, CT (1776-1860)


HALEY, Elisha, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Groton, New London County, Conn., January 21, 1776; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the State house of representatives in 1820, 1824, 1826, 1829, 1833, and 1834; member of the State senate in 1830; captain in the State militia; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-fifth Congress); engaged in civil engineering; died in Groton, Conn., January 22, 1860; interment in Crary Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present