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Walker Todd

Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Sally Smith Lassiter (September 4, 1811)
Biographical Notes:
Walker Todd was the first child of Eli Todd and Mercy Merwin Todd. He was born in New Milford, CT. He graduated from Yale in 1810. He practiced law at Carmel, NY and held various public offices. He was a member of New York state senate 2nd District, from 1828-31.
Walker Todd was born in New Milford, Conn., about the year 1790. He graduated at Yale College in 1810 and commenced the practice of the law at Carmel in 1813, in partnership with George W. Niven until Mr. Niven removed from the
county in 1815. Mr. Todd held the office of district attorney from June, 1818, to February, 1821. He held the office of surrogate from March, 1819, to February 1821, and from January, 1833, to September 30th, 1839. He was appointed an inspector of the State prison at Sing Sing in 1832 and held the office until 1840. In November, 1827, he was elected to the Senate of this State for the term of four years, and served for the full term. In November, 1836, he was the regular democratic candidate for Congress in the district comprised of Westchester and Putnam counties, ...

Other Education:
Graduated from Yale in 1810

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1812 Carmel, NY
State Posts:
State Senator (New York) 1828-1831
Local Posts:
Surrogate (Putnam County, NY) 1819-1821, 1833-1839

Secondary Sources:
Pelletreau, William S. (William Smith): History of Putnam County, New York : with biographical sketches of its prominent men, Philadelphia : W.W. Preston, 1886.

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