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Robert Todd LYTLE

(1804-1839)

LYTLE, Robert Todd, (nephew of John Rowan), a Representative from Ohio; born in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio, May 19, 1804; attended the common schools and Cincinnati College; studied law in Louisville, Ky.; was admitted to the bar in that city in 1824 and commenced the practice of his profession in Cincinnati, Ohio; elected county prosecuting attorney; member of the State house of representatives in 1828 and 1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1833, until March 10, 1834, when he resigned; reelected to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation and served from December 27, 1834, to March 3, 1835; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; surveyor general of public lands in the Northwest Territory in 1836; major general of Ohio Militia in 1838; died in New Orleans, La., December 22, 1839; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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