Constantine C. Esty

Constantine C. Esty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
2 December 1872  3 March 1873
Preceded by George M. Brooks
Succeeded by Ebenezer R. Hoar
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
Born December 26, 1824
Framingham, Massachusetts
Died December 27, 1912(1912-12-27) (aged 88)
Framingham, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Emily Susanna (March) Esty
Relations Alexander Rice Esty, brother
Children Mary LeBaron Esty, Frederick March Esty, Charles Canaris Esty, Catherine Monroe Esty, Alexander N. Esty
Alma mater Yale College
Profession Attorney

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 Edmund Rice an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony,[1] and a direct 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. [2]: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. Edmund Rice (1638) Association, 2010. Descendants of Edmund Rice: The First Nine Generations. (CD-ROM). Available from Edmund Rice (1638) Association
  2. The twelfth general catalogue of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 1917. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
United States 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

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