Waldo Hutchins

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Waldo Hutchins (September 30, 1822 – February 8, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, Hutchins graduated from Amherst College in 1842. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in New York City.

He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1852. From 1857 to 1869 Hutchins was a Commissioner for Central Park. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867.

Hutchins was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alexander Smith. He was reelected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from November 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1884 and resumed the practice of law in New York City. In 1887 he was again appointed to New York City's Central Park Commission. He served until his death in New York City on February 8, 1891. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.

There is a bench in his memory near Conservatory Water, Central Park.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarkson Nott Potter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

November 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Abraham Dowdney

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