HITCHCOCK, Peter, (1781 - 1853)


HITCHCOCK, Peter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cheshire, Conn., October 19, 1781; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1801; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1804 and commenced practice in Cheshire; moved to Geauga County, Ohio, in 1806; member of the State house of representatives in 1810; member of the State senate 1812-1815 and served as speaker in 1815; commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio State Militia, in 1814; commissioned major general, Fourth Division, Ohio State Militia, in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; judge of the supreme court of Ohio 1819-1832 and served a portion of that time as chief justice; again a member of the State senate in 1833 and 1834; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; died in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, March 4, 1853; interment in Welton Cemetery, Burton, Ohio.