Asa Fitch (politician)

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Asa Fitch (November 10, 1765 – August 24, 1843) was a U.S. representative from New York from 1811 to 1813.

He was born in Groton, Connecticut. He studied medicine and became a physician practicing in Duanesburg and Salem, New York.

During the Revolutionary War he served as a sergeant in Captain Livingston's company. He was a justice of the peace from 1799 to 1810, was President of the Washington County Medical Society from 1806 to 1826, and was a County judge from 1810 to 1821.

He was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1811, to March 3, 1813. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1812 and resumed the practice of medicine.

He died in Salem, New York on August 24, 1843 and is interred in Evergreen Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Herman Knickerbocker,
Robert Le Roy Livingston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

with Robert Le Roy Livingston and Thomas P. Grosvenor
Succeeded by
Jonathan Fisk