LOVE, Thomas Cutting, (1789 - 1853)


LOVE, Thomas Cutting, a Representative from New York; born in Cambridge, N.Y., November 30, 1789; attended the common schools; served as a Volunteer in the War of 1812; wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Fort Erie on September 17, 1814; taken to Quebec and kept imprisoned until the close of the war; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Batavia, N.Y., and later to Buffalo; judge of Erie County in 1828 and 1829; district attorney 1829-1835 and surrogate 1841-1845; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed the practice of law until 1847 when he retired from active practice; died in Buffalo, N.Y., September 17, 1853; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.