Thomas C. Ripley
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from New York's 12th district
December 7, 1846 –March 3, 1847
|Preceded by||Richard P. Herrick|
|Succeeded by||Gideon Reynolds|
Thomas Cornell Ripley
|Died||February 12,1897 90) (aged|
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery,Saginaw,Michigan,U.S.|
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
Thomas C. Ripley (January 2,1807 – February 12,1897) was a United States representative from New York.
Thomas Cornell Ripley was born in Broadalbin,New York on January 2,1807.(Some sources indicate Easton,New York.) He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1828, studied law,was admitted to the bar,and practiced in Little Falls. He subsequently relocated to Schaghticoke.
Ripley was elected as a Whig to the 29th United States Congress,filling the vacancy caused by the death of Richard P. Herrick. He served from December 1846 to March 1847,and was not a candidate for a full term in 1846.
In 1854 he moved to Saginaw,Michigan,where he farmed and continued to practice law.He joined the Republican Party at its founding and held several local offices including School Superintendent. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1873 to 1874.
Ripley died in Saginaw on February 12,1897.He was interred in Saginaw's Oakwood Cemetery.
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