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Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
(November 15, 1792 – July 30, 1869) was an American politician who served as a U.S. senator, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Attorney General
and the 33rd Governor of Connecticut.

President Buchanan and his Cabinet From left to right: Jacob Thompson, Lewis Cass, John B. Floyd, James Buchanan, Howell Cobb, Isaac Toucey, Joseph Holt
Joseph Holt
and Jeremiah S. Black, (c. 1859)

Contents

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

Biography[edit] Born in Newtown, Connecticut, Toucey pursued classical studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1818.[1] From 1825 to 1835 he had his own practice in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Catherine Nichols in Hartford on October 28, 1827. The couple never had any children.[2] Career[edit] In 1822, Toucey was named prosecuting attorney of Hartford County, Connecticut. He served in that position until 1835, when he was elected to the 24th and 25th Congresses (at-large and then representing the 1st District). He served from 1835 to 1839. He lost the election of 1838 and returned to his position as prosecuting attorney in 1842. In 1845, Toucey ran for Governor of Connecticut
Connecticut
and lost, but the Connecticut
Connecticut
State Legislature appointed him to the position in 1846. During his tenure, an antibribery bill geared toward eliminating fraudulent electoral procedures was considered. He was defeated in an attempt at re-election.[3] In 1848, President James K. Polk
James K. Polk
appointed Toucey the 20th Attorney General of the United States, a position he held until 1849. He returned to Connecticut
Connecticut
and took a place in the Connecticut
Connecticut
Senate in 1850, and then in the Connecticut
Connecticut
House of Representatives in 1852. Toucey was elected to the U.S. Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1851, and served from May 12, 1852, to March 3, 1857, having that year declined to be a candidate for reelection.[4] During that time, he often served as the legislative point man for Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce
and his administration. James Buchanan, who Toucey had served with in the Polk administration, appointed him U.S. Secretary of the Navy
U.S. Secretary of the Navy
in his Cabinet in 1857 as a sop to the Pierce faction as well as to represent New England in the Cabinet. A moderate Northerner much in line with Buchanan's thought in the sectional controversies of the day, Toucey held that post until 1861 and the arrival of the Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
administration. Toucey was then replaced by one of his chief rivals in Connecticut, Gideon Welles. After 1861 he returned to his law practice. Death and legacy[edit] Toucey died in Hartford on July 30, 1869.[5] He is interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut. USS Toucey (DD-282)
USS Toucey (DD-282)
was named for him. References[edit]

^ "Isaac Toucey". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 30 November 2012.  ^ "Isaac Toucey". Connecticut
Connecticut
State Library. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2012.  ^ "Isaac Toucey". National Governors Association. Retrieved November 30, 2012.  ^ "Isaac Toucey". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved November 30, 2012.  ^ "Isaac Toucey". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

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Wikisource
Wikisource
has original text related to this article: an 1859 review of Toucey's career

United States Congress. " Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
(id: T000319)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.  Connecticut
Connecticut
State Library: Isaac Toucey, Governor of Connecticut
Connecticut
from 1846 to 1847 Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
at Find a Grave National Governors Association Govtrack US Congress The Political Graveyard

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Noyes Barber Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's at-large congressional district March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837 Succeeded by District eliminated

Preceded by New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 1st congressional district March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839 Succeeded by Joseph Trumbull

Political offices

Preceded by Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman
Baldwin Governor of Connecticut May 6, 1846 – May 5, 1847 Succeeded by Clark Bissell

Legal offices

Preceded by Nathan Clifford U.S. Attorney General Served under: James K. Polk June 21, 1848 – March 4, 1849 Succeeded by Reverdy Johnson

U.S. Senate

Preceded by Roger S. Baldwin U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator
(Class 1) from Connecticut May 12, 1852 – March 4, 1857 Served alongside: Truman Smith, Francis Gillette and Lafayette S. Foster Succeeded by James Dixon

Government offices

Preceded by James C. Dobbin United States Secretary of the Navy March 7, 1857 – March 4, 1861 Succeeded by Gideon Welles

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Governors of Connecticut

Trumbull Sr. M. Griswold Huntington Wolcott Sr. Trumbull Jr. Treadwall R. Griswold Smith Wolcott Jr. Tomlinson Peters Edwards Foot Edwards Ellsworth Cleveland R. S. Baldwin Toucey Bissell J. Trumbull Seymour Pond Dutton Minor Holley Buckingham Hawley English Jewell English Jewell Ingersoll Hubbard Andrews Bigelow Waller Harrison P. Lounsbury Bulkeley Morris Coffin Cooke G. Lounsbury McLean Chamberlain Roberts Woodruff Lilley Weeks S. Baldwin Holcomb Lake Templeton Bingham J. H. Trumbull Cross R. E. Baldwin Hurley R. E. Baldwin Snow McConaughy Shannon Bowles Lodge Ribicoff Dempsey Meskill Grasso O'Neill Weicker Rowland Rell Malloy

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United States Attorneys General

18th century

Randolph Bradford Lee

19th century

Lincoln Breckinridge Rodney Pinkney Rush Wirt Berrien Taney Butler Grundy Gilpin Crittenden Legaré Nelson Mason Clifford Toucey Johnson Crittenden Cushing Black Stanton Bates Speed Stanbery Evarts Hoar Akerman Williams Pierrepont Taft Devens MacVeagh Brewster Garland Miller Olney Harmon McKenna Griggs

20th century

Knox Moody Bonaparte Wickersham McReynolds Gregory Palmer Daugherty Stone Sargent W. D. Mitchell Cummings Murphy Jackson Biddle T. C. Clark McGrath McGranery Brownell Rogers Kennedy Katzenbach R. Clark J. N. Mitchell Kleindienst Richardson Saxbe Levi Bell Civiletti Smith Meese Thornburgh Barr Reno

21st century

Ashcroft Gonzales Mukasey Holder Lynch Sessions

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United States Senators from Connecticut

Class 1

Ellsworth Hillhouse Dana Boardman Edwards Foot N. Smith Niles Betts Huntington R. S. Baldwin Toucey Dixon Buckingham Eaton Hawley Bulkeley McLean Walcott Maloney Hart R. E. Baldwin Benton Purtell T. Dodd Weicker Lieberman Murphy

Class 3

Johnson Sherman Mitchell Trumbull Tracy Goodrich Daggett Lanman Willey Tomlinson P. Smith Niles T. Smith Gillette Foster Ferry English Barnum Platt Brandegee Bingham Lonergan Danaher McMahon Purtell Bush Ribicoff C. Dodd Blumenthal

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United States Department of the Navy

Secretaries

Cabinet level

Stoddert Smith Hamilton Jones Crowninshield S Thompson Southard Branch L. Woodbury Dickerson Paulding Badger Upshur Henshaw Gilmer Mason Bancroft Mason Preston Graham Kennedy Dobbin Toucey Welles Borie Robeson R Thompson Goff Hunt Chandler Whitney Tracy Herbert Long Moody Morton Bonaparte Metcalf Newberry Meyer Daniels Denby Wilbur Adams Swanson Edison Knox Forrestal

Dept. of Defense

Sullivan Matthews Kimball Anderson Thomas T. Gates Franke Connally Korth Nitze Ignatius Chafee Warner Middendorf Claytor Hidalgo Lehman Webb Ball Garrett O'Keefe Dalton Danzig England Winter Mabus Spencer

Under Secretaries

Forrestal Bard A. Gates Sullivan Kenney Kimball Whitehair Thomas T. Gates Franke Bantz Fay BeLieu Baldwin Baird Warner Sanders Middendorf Potter Macdonald Woolsey Murray Goodrich Garrett Howard Danzig Hultin Pirie Livingstone Aviles Work Davidson Modly

Assistant Secretaries

Pre–1954

Fox Faxon Soley McAdoo T. Roosevelt Sr. Allen Hackett Darling Newberry Satterlee Winthrop F. Roosevelt G. Woodbury T. Roosevelt Jr. Robinson Jahncke H. Roosevelt Edison Compton Bard Hensel Kenney Andrews Koehler Askins Fogler

Post–1954

Financial Management and Comptroller Installations and Environment Manpower and Reserve Affairs Research, Development and Acquisitions General Counsel of the Navy defunct:

Air Installations and Logistics Material Research and Development Research, Engineering and Systems Shipbuilding and Logistics

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Cabinet of President James K. Polk
James K. Polk
(1845–49)

Secretary of State

James Buchanan
James Buchanan
(1845–49)

Secretary of the Treasury

Robert J. Walker
Robert J. Walker
(1845–49)

Secretary of War

William Learned Marcy (1845–49)

Attorney General

John Y. Mason
John Y. Mason
(1845–46) Nathan Clifford
Nathan Clifford
(1846–48) Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
(1848–49)

Postmaster General

Cave Johnson
Cave Johnson
(1845–49)

Secretary of the Navy

George Bancroft
George Bancroft
(1845–46) John Y. Mason
John Y. Mason
(1846–49)

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Cabinet of President James Buchanan
James Buchanan
(1857–1861)

Secretary of State

Lewis Cass
Lewis Cass
(1857–1860) Jeremiah S. Black
Jeremiah S. Black
(1860–1861)

Secretary of the Treasury

Howell Cobb
Howell Cobb
(1857–1860) Philip F. Thomas (1860–1861) John A. Dix (1861)

Secretary of War

John B. Floyd
John B. Floyd
(1857–1860) Joseph Holt
Joseph Holt
(1860–1861)

Attorney General

Jeremiah S. Black
Jeremiah S. Black
(1857–1860) Edwin M. Stanton
Edwin M. Stanton
(1860–1861)

Postmaster General

Aaron V. Brown
Aaron V. Brown
(1857–1859) Joseph Holt
Joseph Holt
(1859–1860) Horatio King
Horatio King
(1861)

Secretary of the Navy

Isaac Toucey
Isaac Toucey
(1857–1861)

Secretary of the Interior

Jacob Thompson
Jacob Thompson
(1857–1861)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 65447107 LCCN: n85185585 GND: 142411728 US Congr

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