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Robert Lytle McHATTON


McHATTON, Robert Lytle, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Fayette County, Va. (now Kentucky), November 17, 1788; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1814-1816; served as major of the Seventy-seventh Regiment of state militia in 1816; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Johnson; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress and served from December 7, 1826, to March 3, 1829; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Marion County, Ind., May 20, 1835; interment in the Old Cemetery, Georgetown, Ky.

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