Photo: Brady-Handy Collection, Lib. of Congress
Elijah Babbitt (Whig27) Erie County 1844–1845
Elijah Babbitt, born July 29, 1795, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; moved with his parents, New York State, 1805; academic education, moved, Milton, Pennsylvania, 1816; studied law, admitted to the bar, and commenced practice, Milton, 1824; moved, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1826 and continued the practice of law; law partner, James Darwin Dunlap; attorney, borough and subsequently for the city of Erie; prosecuting attorney, Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1833; deputy attorney general, Pennsylvania, 1834-1835; elected, Anti-Mason, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1836-1837; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1844-1845; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh Congresses, 1859-1863; not a candidate, reelection, 1862; resumed, practice of law; married, Caroline Elizabeth Kelso Babbitt, children, Emma A. Babbit Payne, Ella Sarah Babbitt, Bertha Babbitt, Caroline E Babbitt Spooner, William Kelso Babbitt, Mary Willis Babbitt Martin; died January 9, 1887 (aged 91) Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Anti-Mason, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1836–1837.
Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 27th district, Erie County, 1844–1845. Law partner, James Darwin Dunlap, won the seat, 1846.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania's 25th district, 1859-1863; not a candidate, reelection, 1862; Chair, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Thirty-seventh Congress).
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