Thaddeus Laddins Betts
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1839 – April 7, 1840
|Preceded by||John M. Niles|
|Succeeded by||Jabez W. Huntington|
|32nd and 34th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
May 4, 1832 – May 1, 1833
|Governor||John Samuel Peters|
|Succeeded by||Ebenezer Stoddard|
May 7, 1834 – May 6, 1835
|Governor||Samuel A. Foot|
|Preceded by||Ebenezer Stoddard|
|Succeeded by||Ebenezer Stoddard|
|Member of the Connecticut Senate|
from the 12th District
|Preceded by||Charles Hawley|
|Succeeded by||Charles Hawley|
|At-large member of the Connecticut Senate|
|Member of the|
Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
May 1815 – October 1815
Serving with Benjamin Isaacs
|Preceded by||Jacob Osborne,|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Isaacs,|
Serving with Eli Bennett
|Preceded by||Clark Bissell, Charles W. Taylor|
|Succeeded by||Eli Bennett, David Roberts|
|Born||February 4, 1789|
|Died||April 7, 1840 (aged 51)|
|Resting place||Union Cemetery, Norwalk|
|Spouse(s)||Antoinette Cannon Betts|
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Thaddeus Laddins Betts (February 4, 1789 – April 7, 1840) was the 32nd and 34th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Connecticut from 1832 to 1833 and from 1834 to 1835, and a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1839 to 1840. He had previously served in the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District and Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk, Connecticut.
Betts was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the son of William Maltby Betts (1759-1832) and Lucretia (Gregory) Betts (1763-1830). He completed preparatory studies, then attended and was graduated from Yale College in 1807. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1810. He began his law practice in Norwalk. He married Antoinette Cannon who was born on April 20, 1789, and died on February 26, 1864.
Betts was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1815. He was a member of the Connecticut Senate in 1828 as a senator at-large, and was again a member of the state house of representatives in 1830. Betts was then a member of the Connecticut Senate in 1831 representing the 12th District.
In 1832 and 1834, Betts was elected the 32nd and 34th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and served two terms, under Governors John Samuel Peters from 1832 to 1833 and under Samuel A. Foot from 1834 to 1835.
Betts died in Washington, D.C. on April 7, 1840 (age 51 years, 63 days). The funeral took place at the Capitol with the Chaplains to Congress officiating and the President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, attending. He is interred at Union Cemetery, Norwalk, Connecticut. There is a cenotaph for him at the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
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