Thomas C. Ripley
Thomas C. Ripley (January 2, 1807 – February 12, 1897) was a United States Representative from New York.
Thomas Cornell Ripley was born in Broadalbin, New York on January 2, 1807. (Some sources indicate Easton, New York.) He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1828, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Little Falls. He subsequently relocated to Schaghticoke.
Ripley was elected as a Whig to the 29th United States Congress, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Richard P. Herrick. He served from December 1846 to March 1847, and was not a candidate for a full term in 1846.
In 1854 he moved to Saginaw, Michigan, where he farmed and continued to practice law. He joined the Republican Party at its founding and held several local offices including School Superintendent. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1873 to 1874.
- Michigan State Historical Society, Historical Collections, Volume 28, 1900, pages 84-85
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Biographical Record of the Officers and Graduates of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1887, page 185
- Nathaniel Soley Benton, A History of Herkimer County: Including the Upper Mohawk Valley, 1856, page 485
- 1840 United States Federal Census, entry for T. C. Ripley, accessed via Ancestry.com, September 22, 2013
- 1850 United States Federal Census, entry for Thomas E. Ripley, retrieved via Ancestry.com, September 22, 2013
- Troy Daily Whig, Rensselaer Whig Nominations, September 9, 1846
- Ritchie & Heiss, printers, Journal of the U.S. House of Representatives, December 7, 1846, page 7
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, 1860 entry for Thomas C. Ripley, retrieved via Ancestry.com, September 22, 2013
- 1880 United States Federal Census, entry for Thomas C. Ripley, retrieved via Ancestry.com, September 22, 2013
- Michigan. Dept. of Public Instruction, Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1877, page 22
- James W. King, compiler, Manual for the Use of the Legislature of Michigan, 1873, page 470
- Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995, entry for Thomas Ripley, retrieved via Ancestry.com, September 22, 2013
- Thomas Cornell Ripley at Find A Grave
- United States Congress. "Thomas C. Ripley (id: R000267)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Richard P. Herrick
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district
December 7, 1846 – March 3, 1847