Constantine C. Esty

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Constantine C. Esty
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
December 2, 1872 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byGeorge M. Brooks
Succeeded byEbenezer R. Hoar
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 26, 1824
Framingham, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 27, 1912(1912-12-27) (aged 88)
Framingham, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Emily Susanna (March) Esty
RelationsAlexander Rice Esty, brother
ChildrenMary LeBaron Esty, Frederick March Esty, Charles Canaris Esty, Catherine Monroe Esty, Alexander N. Esty
Alma materYale College

Constantine Canaris Esty (December 26, 1824 – December 27, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Framingham, Massachusetts to Dexter Esty, Esty attended the local academies of Framingham and Leicester. His brother was architect Alexander Rice Esty. Esty was a descendant of Mary Towne Esty who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials.

Esty was graduated from Yale College in 1845 where he was a member of Skull and Bones. [1]:71 He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1847. He served in the State senate in 1857 and 1858. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1867. He was appointed assessor of internal revenue by President Lincoln in 1862 and served until he was removed for political reasons by President Johnson in 1866. Reappointed by him in 1867. He resigned in 1872.

Esty was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Brooks and served from December 2, 1872, to March 3, 1873. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1872. He continued the practice of his profession in Framingham, Massachusetts, until his death there December 27, 1912. He was interred in Edgell Grove Cemetery.


  1. ^ Fraternity, Psi Upsilon (1917). The twelfth general catalogue of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. The fraternity. Retrieved March 24, 2011.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Brooks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Ebenezer R. Hoar

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website