Niles, John M. (John Milton), 1787-1856

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Dates:
Birth 1787-08-20
Death 1856-05-31

Biographical notes:

John Milton Niles was a lawyer, judge, editor, author, and politician born in Windsor, Connecticut on August 20, 1787. In 1817, he founded the Hartford Weekly Times, the same year he was admitted to the bar. He was active in the Democratic Party, served on the Connecticut House of Representatives, was appointed Postmaster of Hartford, and served as United States Senator from 1835 to 1839. In 1840, he was appointed the ninth United States Postmaster General by President Martin Van Buren. He was twice married and had one daughter, Lucy R. Howe Niles, who died during childhood on March 4, 1835. John Milton Niles died in Hartford on May 30, 1856.

From the description of John M. Niles papers, 1815-1856. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 384268294

U.S postmaster general and senator from Connecticut and author.

From the description of Letter of John M. Niles, 1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454728

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Subjects:

  • Judges
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Postmasters
  • Inventories of decedent's estates
  • Probate record
  • Accounts
  • Postmasters general
  • Insurance policies

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Authors
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut

Places:

  • Connecticut--Hartford (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin--Oshkosh (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--Hartford (as recorded)
  • Hartford (Conn.) (as recorded)