Storrs, William Lucius, 1795 - 1861
A graduate of Yale College in 1814, William Lucius Storrs was admitted to the bar and opened a practice in his hometown, Middletown, Connecticut three years later. He was elected to the House of Representatives from 1827-1829, 1834, serving as speaker in that last year. He was elected to the United State House of Representatives in 1829, reelected in 1838, and resigned in 1840 to serve as a judge in the Connecticut Superior Court. From 1857 to 1861 he was chief justice. Storrs taught law at Wesleyan University (1841-1846) and at Yale. He died at his residence at Harford from a bilious fever which ended in typhoid. Frederick C. Hicks, Yale Law School: From the Founders to Dutton 1845-1869 (New Haven, CT; Yale University Press, 1936), 24.