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About Colin M. Ingersoll
Colin Macrae Ingersoll (March 11, 1819 - September 13, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, son of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Ingersoll pursued academic studies and later attended Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He was graduated from the law department of Yale College in 1839. He was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in New Haven. He served as clerk of the State senate in 1843. When his father, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, was Minister to Russia, Colin Ingersoll was appointed Secretary of the legation at St. Petersburg, by President Polk, serving in 1847 and 1848, and was Acting Chargé d'Affaires in 1848.
Ingersoll was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855). He resumed the practice of law. He served as adjutant general of Connecticut 1867-1871. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, September 13, 1903. He was interred in the Grove Street Cemetery.