World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Clinton Babbitt

Clinton Babbitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Lucien B. Caswell
Succeeded by Henry A. Cooper
Personal details
Born November 16, 1831
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
Died March 11, 1907(1907-03-11) (aged 75)
Beloit, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Clinton Babbitt (November 16, 1831 – March 11, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, Babbitt attended the common schools and was graduated from Keene (New Hampshire) Academy. He moved to Wisconsin in 1853 and settled near Beloit in Rock County. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Babbitt was elected alderman and was a member of the first city council of Beloit. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress. He was appointed postmaster of Beloit by President Cleveland on August 2, 1886, and served until August 17, 1889, when a successor was appointed. He was appointed secretary of the state agricultural society of Wisconsin in 1885 and served until 1899.

Babbitt was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1893) and represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress.

He retired from public life and active business pursuits and resided in Beloit, until his death there on March 11, 1907. He was interred in the Protestant Cemetery.


Preceded by
Lucien B. Caswell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Henry A. Cooper
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.