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Charles H. Pond

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Charles Hobby Pond April 26, 1781 – April 28, 1861 was an American politician who was the 22nd and 24th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 1850 to 1853 and who served as the 37th Governor for seven months 1853–1854 after the resignation of Governor Thomas Hart Seymour

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death and legacy
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Biographyedit

Born in Milford, Connecticut on April 26, 1781, Pond was the son of Captain and Martha Miles Pond Prepared by his pastor, he attended college beginning at age seventeen and graduated from Yale University in 1802 He studied law with Hon Roger Minot Sherman, of Fairfield, for two years and admitted to the bar in Fairfield County Instead of beginning practice, he took a long sea voyage for his health and it suited him so well that he took another The result was he followed the sea for several years as an employee of his father's shipping business;1 first as a supercargo, then as captain Regaining his former health he took up his residence on land again2 He was married in 1809 to Catherine Dickinson and they had seven children3

Careeredit

Pond served as an associate judge of New Haven County Court from 1818 to 1819, sheriff of New Haven from 1820 to 1834, and again as judge of New Haven County Court from 1836 to 1837

Pond was elected Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 1850, 1852, and 1853 On October 13, 1853, Governor Thomas H Seymour resigned from office, and Pond, who was Lieutenant Governor at the time, assumed the duties of Governor During his tenure, the US Senate passed the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, which caused great controversy throughout the state The act made slavery legally possible in a vast new area and revived the bitter quarrel over the expansion of slavery, which had died down after the Compromise of 1850, hastening the start of the Civil War Pond did not seek reelection and left office, retiring from public service4

Death and legacyedit

The same month and year of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Pond died on April 28, 1861 age 80 years, 2 days He is interred at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Connecticut5 He is memorialized on the Milford Founding Fathers Memorial in Milford

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Charles H Pond" Connecticut State Library Retrieved 1 December 2012 permanent dead link
  2. ^ "Charles H Pond" familyhistoryusorg Retrieved 1 December 2012 
  3. ^ "Charles H Pond" Connecticut State Library Retrieved 1 December 2012 permanent dead link
  4. ^ "Charles H Pond" National Governors Association Retrieved 1 December 2012 
  5. ^ "Charles H Pond" The Political Graveyard Retrieved 1 December 2012 

External linksedit

  • National Governors Association biography
  • FC Norton, "The Governors of Connecticut" 1905, Charles H Pond entry
  • Milford Founding Fathers Memorial
  • familyhistoryusorg
  • Connecticut State Librarypermanent dead link
  • The Political Graveyard


Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Backus
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1850–1851
Succeeded by
Green Kendrick
Preceded by
Green Kendrick
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
1852–1853
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Thomas H Seymour
Governor of Connecticut
1853–1854
Succeeded by
Henry Dutton

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