Simeon B. Chittenden

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Simeon B. Chittenden
Simeon Baldwin Chittenden & Mary Elizabeth Hartwell.jpg
Oil Portraits of Simeon Baldwin Chittenden & Mary Elizabeth Hartwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
November 3, 1874 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by Stewart L. Woodford
Succeeded by J. Hyatt Smith
Personal details
Born (1814-03-29)March 29, 1814
Guilford, Connecticut
Died April 14, 1889(1889-04-14) (aged 75)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Republican
Independent Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Hartwell
Alma mater Emerson College

Simeon Baldwin Chittenden (March 29, 1814 – April 14, 1889) was a United States Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, he attended Guilford Academy and from 1829 to 1842 engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Haven. He moved to New York City and engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1842; he was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress and was vice president of the New York City Chamber of Commerce from 1867 to 1869.

Chittenden was elected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stewart L. Woodford; he was reelected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses and served from November 3, 1874 to March 3, 1881. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress and retired from public life. In 1889 he died in Brooklyn; interment was in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Family[edit]

Simeon Baldwin Chittenden married Mary Elizabeth Hartwell, the daughter of Sherman Hartwell and Sophia Todd. Her father was the nephew of American founding father Roger Sherman and his first wife Elizabeth Hartwell.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stewart L. Woodford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1874–1881
Succeeded by
J. Hyatt Smith