RITCHEY, Thomas (1801-1863)

RITCHEY, THOMAS, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bedford County, Pa., January 19, 1801; moved to Somerset, Ohio; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; treasurer of Perry County in 1835, 1837, and 1839; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); engaged in agricultural pursuits near Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, until his death on March 9, 1863; interment in the Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Madison Township, Perry County, Ohio.