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David RITCHIE

(1812-1867)

RITCHIE, David, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa., August 19, 1812; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1829, and subsequently at Heidelberg, Germany; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress, reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-fourth Congress); was appointed associate judge of the court of common pleas of Allegheny County in 1862 and served nine months; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 24, 1867.

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

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