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Hitchcock, Peter


19 Oct. 1781–4 Mar. 1853. Teacher, lawyer, politician, judge. Born in Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Valentine Hitchcock and Sarah Hotchkiss. Graduated from Yale College, Sept. 1801, in New Haven, New Haven Co. Admitted to bar and began law practice, 1803, in Cheshire. Married Nabby Cook, 12 Dec. 1805, in Cheshire. Moved to Burton, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1806. Taught school at Burton Academy, 1806, in Burton. Member of Ohio House of Representatives, 1810. Served in state senate, 1812–1815, 1833–1835. Lieutenant colonel in Ohio state militia, 1814; major general, 1816. Representative to U.S. Congress, 4 Mar. 1817–3 Mar. 1819. Judge of Ohio Supreme Court, 1819–1832, 1835–1842, 1845–1852. Partner in law firm of P & R Hitchcock & Wilder, 1842–1844, in Painesville, Lake Co., Ohio. Law firm hired by Alpheus C. Russell to file complaint against JS and others, 1843, in Lake Co. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention, 1850. Congregationalist. Died in Painesville.