Thomas Ritchey

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Thomas Ritchey
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1847 March 3, 1849
Preceded by Isaac Parrish
Succeeded by William A. Whittlesey
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1853 March 3, 1855
Preceded by George H. Busby
Succeeded by Valentine B. Horton
Personal details
Born(1801-01-19)January 19, 1801
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 9, 1863(1863-03-09) (aged 62)
Somerset, Ohio
Resting placeZion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Thomas Ritchey (January 19, 1801 – March 9, 1863) was an American politician who served two non-consecutive terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio in the mid-19th Century.

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Biography

Born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Ritchey moved to Somerset, Ohio. He attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Treasurer of Perry County in 1835, 1837, and 1839.

Congress

Ritchey was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849).

Ritchey was elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

Later career and death

He engaged in agricultural pursuits near Somerset, Ohio, until his death on March 9, 1863. He was interred in the Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Madison Township, Perry County, Ohio.

Sources

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Parrish
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

1847–1849
Succeeded by
William A. Whittlesey
Preceded by
George H. Busby
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by
Valentine B. Horton

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