Thomas P. Grosvenor

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Thomas P. Grosvenor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byThomas B. Cooke
Succeeded byPhilip J. Schuyler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
January 29, 1813 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byRobert Le Roy Livingston
Asa Fitch
Succeeded byJonathan Fisk
Member of the New York State Assembly from Columbia County
In office
July 1, 1810 – June 30, 1812
Personal details
Thomas Peabody Grosvenor

(1778-12-20)December 20, 1778
Pomfret, Connecticut
DiedApril 24, 1817(1817-04-24) (aged 38)
Waterloo, Maryland
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Mary Jane Hanson
ParentsSeth Grosvenor (1748 - 1808)
RelativesAlexander Contee Hanson (brother-in-law)
Alma materYale College

Thomas Peabody Grosvenor (December 20, 1778 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut – April 24, 1817 in Waterloo, Howard County, Maryland) was a United States Representative from New York.[1]

Early life[edit]

Thomas Peabody Grosvenor was born on December 20, 1778 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut. He was the son of Seth Grosvenor (1748–1808) and the grandson of John Grosvenor (1711–1804) and Hannah Dresser (1711–1782). He pursued classical studies, and graduated from Yale College in 1800, where he was President of the Society of Brothers in Unity.[2] He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hudson, New York.[1]


In 1799, he wrote to then Maj. Gen. Alexander Hamilton, recommending Mr. Joseph Hickcox to fill in the vacancy in the 13th Regiment of the Army of the United States caused by the vacancy in the line due to James Gordon's new role as Office of the Quarter Master.[3]

He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1810 to 1812, and was District Attorney of the Third District (comprising Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer counties) from 1810 to 1811.[1]

Grosvenor was elected as a Federalist to the 12th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Le Roy Livingston, and was re-elected to the 13th and 14th United States Congresses, serving from January 29, 1813, to March 4, 1817.[1]

Later career[edit]

Afterwards he engaged in the practice of law in Baltimore, Maryland, but died a month later.[1] Among his papers, was a book he wrote, entitled A Sketch of the Life, last sickness and death, of Mrs. Mary Jane Grosvenor that was published posthumously.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In March 1815, he was married to Mary Jane Hanson (1791–1814), the only daughter of Alexander C. Hanson, a lawyer and the Chancellor of Maryland, and the sister of Alexander Contee Hanson (1786–1819), a U.S. Senator. Mary Jane died later that year in 1815 from consumption.[5]

Grosvenor died just fifteen months after his wife, on April 24, 1817, in Waterloo, Maryland, and was buried in Hudson, New York.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "GROSVENOR, Thomas Peabody - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ Unity, Yale University Brothers in. A catalogue of the Society of brothers in unity, Yale college, founded 1768. Hitchcock & Stafford, printers. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Founders Online: To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Grosvenor, 24 April 1799". The National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ Grosvenor, Thomas Peabody (1817). A sketch of the life, last sickness, and death of Mrs. Mary Jane Grosvenor (2nd ed.). Baltimore: Edward J. Coale and Maxwell. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Thomas Peabody Grosvenor (Grosvenor, Thomas Peabody, 1778-1817)". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ Thomas Peabody Grosvenor at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Le Roy Livingston,
Asa Fitch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

with Asa Fitch
Succeeded by
Jonathan Fisk
Preceded by
Thomas B. Cooke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Philip J. Schuyler