of the Connecticut House of Representatives 1876
in 1840 at New York, New York
Connecticut Secretary of State
Consul-General to London
in 1924 at New London, Connecticut
Thomas Waller was born in New York City to poor Irish Immigrants.
He attended school in New London. His parents died before he was
eight. An orphan, Waller survived his plight by selling
newspapers. Waller attended law school and used his talents to
recruit volunteers to fight for the Union. He served as Mayor of
New London, 1873-1879. In 1884, Waller made a speech at the
Democratic National Convention where Grover Cleveland was
nominated for President.