FITCH, Ashbel Parmelee

FITCH, Ashbel Parmelee
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1848–1904

Biography

FITCH, Ashbel Parmelee, a Representative from New York; born in Moores, Clinton County, N.Y., October 8, 1848; attended the public schools of New York, Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass., the Universities of Jena and Berlin, Germany, and Columbia College Law School in New York City; was admitted to the bar in November 1869 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress and as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until December 26, 1893, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-second Congress), Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Fifty-third Congress); comptroller of New York City 1893-1897; president of the Trust Company of America in 1899; died in New York City on May 4, 1904; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1 letter (November 3, 1892) in the Bancroft collection. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: 1 telegram (March 21, 1904) in the William R. Grace collection. Finding aid in repository.
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