Indiana Historical Society
FITCH, Graham Newell (1809-1892)

FITCH, GRAHAM NEWELL, (grandfather of Edwin Denby), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in LeRoy, Genesee County, N.Y., December 5, 1809; attended Middlebury Academy and Geneva (N.Y.) College; studied medicine and completed his medical course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; commenced practice in Logansport, Ind., in 1834; member, State house of representatives in 1836 and 1839; professor of anatomy at the Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., 1844-1848, and at the Indianapolis (Ind.) Medical College in 1878; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chair, Committee on Mileage (Thirty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of medicine; elected to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1855, and served from February 4, 1857, to March 3, 1861; was not a candidate for reelection in 1860; chair, Committee on Printing (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); raised the Forty-sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War and served as its colonel 1861-1862, when he resigned because of injuries received in action; resumed the practice of medicine in Logansport, Ind.; died in Logansport, Ind., November 29, 1892; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 item.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 14 scattered letters and in Charles Lanman collection, 1828-1869.

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Items in various collections.