Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Babbitt, Elijah

Babbitt, Elijah, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Providence, R.I., July 29, 1795; moved with his parents to New York State in 1805; received an academic education; moved to Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1824 and commenced practice in Milton; moved to Erie, Pa., in 1826 and continued the practice of law; served as attorney for the borough and subsequently for the city of Erie; prosecuting attorney for Erie County in 1833; deputy attorney general for the State in 1834 and 1835; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; served in the State senate 1843-1846; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-sixth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Erie, Pa., January 9, 1887; interment in Erie Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Babbitt, Elijah," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.799 Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UBX2QYAYK6TX83.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Babbitt, Elijah." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.799, Original Sources. 14 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UBX2QYAYK6TX83.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Babbitt, Elijah' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.799. Original Sources, retrieved 14 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UBX2QYAYK6TX83.