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  • ID: I279874
  • Name: Graham Newell FITCH
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 DEC 1809 in LeRoy, Genesee Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana BET 1849 AND 1853
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Indiana BET 1857 AND 1861
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1862 Col., 46th Indiana Infantry
  • Death: 29 NOV 1892 in Logansport, Cass Co., IN
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic Graham Newell Fitch
  • Title: Sen.
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  • Note:
    FITCH, Graham Newell, (grandfather of Edwin Denby), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in LeRoy, Genesee County, N.Y., December 5, 1809; attended Middlebury Academy and Geneva (N.Y.) College; studied medicine and completed his medical course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; commenced practice in Logansport, Ind., in 1834; member, State house of representatives in 1836 and 1839; professor of anatomy at the Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., 1844-1848, and at the Indianapolis (Ind.) Medical College in 1878; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of medicine; elected to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1855, and served from February 4, 1857, to March 3, 1861; was not a candidate for reelection in 1860; chairman, Committee on Printing (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); raised the Forty- sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War and served as its colonel 1861-1862, when he resigned because of injuries received in action; resumed the practice of medicine in Logansport, Ind.; died in Logansport, Ind., November 29, 1892; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Frederick FITCH b: 11 APR 1784 in Salem, NY
    Mother: Mary CAPEN b: 20 JAN 1784 in LeRoy, Genesee Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Harriet Valerie SATTERLEE b: 1809 in LeRoy, Genesee Co., NY
      1. Has No Children Henry Satterlee FITCH b: 5 MAY 1834 in LeRoy, Genesee Co., NY
      2. Has Children Martha FITCH b: 22 FEB 1835 in Logansport, Cass Co., IN
      3. Has No Children Emma FITCH b: 1839 in Logansport, Cass Co., IN
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