Alfred A. Burnham

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Alfred Avery Burnham (March 8, 1819 – April 11, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Windham, Connecticut, Burnham completed a preparatory course and attended college for one year before studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Windham. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1844, 1845, 1850, and 1858, serving as speaker in 1858. He served as clerk of the Connecticut Senate in 1847, and was the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut in 1857.

Burnham was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859 – March 4, 1863). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. He was again a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1870 and served again as speaker. He died in Windham, Connecticut, April 11, 1879. He was interred in Windham Cemetery, Windham Center, Connecticut.


Political offices
Preceded by
Albert Day
Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Julius Catlin
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sidney Dean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry H. Starkweather

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.