Alfred Babcock

Alfred Babcock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byCharles F. Mitchell
Succeeded byAlbert Smith
Personal details
BornApril 15, 1805 (1805-04-15)
Hamilton, New York
DiedMay 16, 1871 (1871-05-17) (aged 66)
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
Citizenship United States
Political partyWhig
Alma materGains Academy, New York
Professionphysician politician

Alfred Babcock (April 15, 1805 – May 16, 1871) was a physician, an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York's thirty-third district.


Born in Hamilton, New York, Babcock attended the local schools. He also attended the Gaines (New York) Academy. He studied medicine and became a physician.


Babcock moved to Gaines, New York, where he practiced his profession. He was elected a member of the board of trustees of the village of Gaines at its first election on May 28, 1839.[1]

Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress as a U.S. Representative for New York's thirty-third district, Babcock served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843.[2] He resumed the practice of medicine in Gaines, New York, when his term was over.

In 1850, Babcock moved to Illinois and settled in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, where he continued the practice of his profession until his death in 1871.


Babcock died in Galesburg on May 16, 1871 (age 66 years, 31 days). He is interred at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois.[3]


  1. ^ "Alfred Babcock". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Alfred Babcock". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Alfred Babcock". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles F. Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert Smith

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website