Thomas C. Chittenden

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Thomas Cotton Chittenden (August 30, 1788 – August 22, 1866) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Chittenden moved to Adams, New York. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Adams, New York.

Chittenden was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843). He was appointed judge of Jefferson County in 1840, serving for five years. After entering upon his judicial duties, moved to Watertown, New York, the county seat. He resumed the practice of law in Watertown. He also engaged in banking. He died in Watertown, New York, August 22, 1866. He was interred in Brookside Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac H. Bronson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preston King