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 a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they compose the legislature of the United States.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

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.

Bedford County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,762. The county seat is Bedford.

Somerset, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Somerset is a village in Perry County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,481 at the 2010 census. It is 9.5 miles north of the county seat New Lexington and has a dedicated historical district.

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

Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

30th United States Congress

The Thirtieth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1847, to March 4, 1849, during the last two years of the administration of President James K. Polk. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Sixth Census of the United States in 1840. The Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Whig majority. It was the only Congress in which Abraham Lincoln served.

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

33rd United States Congress

The Thirty-third United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1853, to March 4, 1855, during the first two years of the administration of U.S. President Franklin Pierce. During this session, the Kansas–Nebraska Act was passed, an act that soon led to the creation of the Republican Party. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventh Census of the United States in 1850. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Madison Township, Perry County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Madison Township is one of the fourteen townships of Perry County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,229 people in the township.

Sources

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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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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