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.
- Waldo Hutchins at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Waldo Hutchins at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
Clarkson Nott Potter
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district
November 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
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