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PETTIT, John, senator, born in Sackett's Harbor, New York, 24 June, 1807 ; died in Lafayette, Indiana, 17 January, 187'7. After receiving a classical education, and studying law, he removed to Indiana in 1831 and settled in Lafayette. He soon became active in state politics, was in the legislature, and served as United States district attorney. He was elected to congress as a Democrat in 1842, served two terms, and was in the State constitutional convention in 1850. He was a member of the United States senate in 1853-'5, having been chosen to fill the unexpired term of James Whitcomb, was subsequently circuit judge, and in 1859 he was appointed by President Buchanan chief justice of Kansas. He was a delegate to the Chicago Democratic convention in 1864, and, returning to Indiana, became judge of the state supreme court in 1870. He was renominated in 1876, but his name was withdrawn before the election.
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