PECK, Luther Christopher (1800-1876)

PECK, LUTHER CHRISTOPHER, a Representative from New York; born in Connecticut in January 1800; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Allegheny County, Pa., and later to Pike, Wyoming County, N.Y., and continued the practice of law; held various local offices; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-sixth Congress); affiliated with the Republican Party after it was formed; resumed the practice of his profession at Pike, N.Y.; moved to Nunda, N.Y., and continued the practice of law; died in Nunda, Livingston County, N.Y., February 5, 1876; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.