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 John Pettit

John Pettit

Birth
Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 17 Jan 1877 (aged 69)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 9186 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Senator. An attorney, he was elected as a Democrat to represent Indiana's 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1843 to 1849. In 1852 he was elected as a Democratic Senator from Indiana to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator James Whitcomb. He served from 1853 to 1854, and was unsuccessful in his attempt to be reelected for the seat. He served as an Associate Justice of the Indian State Supreme Court from 1870 to his death in 1877.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Pettit (24 Jun 1807–17 Jan 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9186, citing Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .