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Lucius Benedict Peck

  • Birth 17 Nov 1802 Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 28 Dec 1866 Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 22704

US Congressman. Son of John Peck, Washington County's first Sheriff and Brigadier General of militia. Moved to Barre with family. Completed classical studies. Attended United States Military Academy, 1823-24. Resigned due to ill health. Studied law in Montpelier with Vermont Supreme Court Justice Samuel Prentiss, admitted to bar, 1825. Practiced in Barre. Vermont House, 1831. Married Martha Day of Barre, May 22, 1832. Moved to Montpelier, 1832. One daughter, Mary, born 1835. Reviser, Vermont Statutes, 1839. Elected to Congress as a Democrat, serving March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. Chairman, Committee on Manufactures. Unsuccessful candidate for Governor, 1850. Delegate, Democratic national convention, 1852. United States Attorney for Vermont, 1853-1857. Counsel, Vermont and Canada Railroad, 1858-59. President, Vermont and Canada Railroad, 1859 until his death. Counsel to St. Albans banks robbed by Confederate raiders who fled to Canada, 1864.

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  • Added: 10 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22704
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucius Benedict Peck (17 Nov 1802–28 Dec 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22704, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .