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BULKELEY, Eliphalet Adams, lawyer, born in Colchester, Connecticut, 29 June, 1803; died in Hartford,13 February, 1872. He was graduated at Yale in 1824, studied law, and admitted to the bar in Lebanon, Connecticut Later he settled in East Haddam, where he followed his profession and became president of the bank. While residing in this district he was elected to the lower branch of the state legislature, and afterward twice to the senate. In 1847 he removed to Hartford, where he was appointed school-fund commissioner, and in 1857 again elected to the state legislature, becoming speaker of the house. For many years he was associated in law business with Judge Henry Perkins, under the firm-name of Bulkeley & Perkins. During the latter portion of his life he was interested in the business of life insurance, and associated in the organizing of both the Connecticut mutual company, becoming its first president, and the Etna life insurance company, of which he was president from 1850 till his death.--His son, Morgan Gardinet, financier, born in East Haddam, Connecticut, 26 December, 1838, was educated in Hartford, and subsequently entered upon a mercantile career in Brooklyn. On the death of his father he returned to Hartford and became president of the United States bank, and later was elected to the presidency of the AEtna life insurance company. He is prominent in Connecticut politics as a republican, and has four times been elected mayor of Hartford.
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