FITCH, Asa, (1765 - 1843)


FITCH, Asa, a Representative from New York; born in Groton, Conn., November 10, 1765; received a limited schooling; during the Revolutionary War served as a sergeant in Captain Livingston’s company; studied medicine and practiced in Duanesburg and Salem, N.Y.; justice of the peace 1799-1810; president of the Washington County Medical Society 1806-1826; county judge 1810-1821; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1812; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Salem, N.Y., August 24, 1843; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.