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ROCKWELL, Julius, jurist, born in Colebrook, Connecticut, 26 April, 1805; died in Lenox, Massachusetts, 19 May, 1888. He was graduated at Yale in 1826, studied at the law-school, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and settled in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the following year. He was elected a member of the Massachusetts legislature in 1834, its speaker in 1835-'8, and then served as bank commissioner for three years. He was a representative in congress from 2 February, 1844, till 3 March, 1851, having been elected as a Whig for four successive terms. He was a delegate to the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853. On Edward Everett's resignation of his seat in the United States senate, Mr. Rockwell was appointed to fill the vacancy, and served from 15 June, 1854, till Henry Wilson was elected by the legislature and took his seat on 10 February, 1855. He was a presidential elector on the Fremont ticket in 1856, was again elected to the state house of representatives in 1858, and was chosen speaker, which office he had held when in the legislature before. In 1859 he was appointed one of the judges of the superior court of Massachusetts. serving till 1871, when he resigned. He has since resided in Lenox, Massachusetts, and been connected with various banks.--His cousin, Charles, author, born in Colebrook, Connecticut, 22 November, 1806; died in Albany, New York, 17 April, 1882, was graduated at Yale in 1826, taught for five years in the American deaf and dumb asylum, Hartford, Connecticut, and then studied theology at Andover seminary, where he was graduated in 1834. He was ordained on 30 September, 1834, as a Congregational minister, was a chaplain in the United States navy for the next three years, and from 1838 till 1845 was pastor of a church at Chatham, Massachusetts He afterward preached in Michigan and Kentucky and in New England towns, taught in Boston, Massachusetts, and Brooklyn, New York, in 1856-'9, was pastor of the Reformed church at Kiskatom, New York, in 1860-'6, and afterward supplied various pulpits. He was the author of "Sketches of Foreign Travel and Life at Sea" (2 vols., Boston, 1842), and "The Catskill Mountains and the Region Around" (New York, 1867).
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