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Charles Roberts Ingersoll

Charles Roberts Ingersoll
47th Governor of Connecticut
In office
May 7, 1873 – January 3, 1877
Lieutenant George G. Sill
Preceded by Marshall Jewell
Succeeded by Richard D. Hubbard
Personal details
Born September 16, 1821
New Haven, Connecticut
Died January 25, 1903 (aged 81)
New Haven, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Gregory Ingersoll
Children Elizabeth Ingersoll Haven
Alma mater Yale College
Profession lawyer, politician

Charles Roberts Ingersoll (September 16, 1821 -- January 25, 1903) was an American lawyer and the 47th Governor of Connecticut from 1873 to 1877.[1]


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


Ingersoll was born in George G. Haven, Jr.


Ingersoll was admitted to the bar in 1845 and became the law partner of his father,[1] and served as director of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Ingersoll entered politics in 1846, serving as clerk of the Connecticut Assembly, a position he was reelected to in 1856, 1857, 1858, 1866, and 1871. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Connecticut in 1864.[2] He served in the state legislature as a democrat.

Winning the 1873 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Ingersoll was elected

Political offices
Preceded by
Marshall Jewell
Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Richard D. Hubbard

  • Biographical Encyclopaedia of Connecticut and Rhode Island of the Nineteenth Century, Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving, New York, 1881, pp. 105–107.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • National Governors Association
  • Find A Grave

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Academical Year ending in June, 1903, including the record of a few who died previously, hitherto unreported, Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1903, pp. 216-8.
  2. ^ "Charles Roberts Ingersoll". Find A Grave. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Charles Roberts Ingersoll". National Governors Association. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charles Roberts Ingersoll". National Governors Association. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charles Roberts Ingersoll". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 


Ingersoll died January 25, 1903 (age 81 years, 131 days), in New Haven[1] and is interred at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.[5]



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