Joseph H. Tuthill

Joseph Hasbrouck Tuthill
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byJohn A. Griswold
Succeeded byJohn O. Whitehouse
Personal details
Born(1811-02-25)February 25, 1811
Blooming Grove, New York, United States
DiedJuly 27, 1877(1877-07-27) (aged 66)
Ellenville, New York, United States
Resting placeFantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, New York, United States
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesSelah Tuthill (uncle)

Joseph Hasbrouck Tuthill (February 25, 1811 – July 27, 1877) was a U.S. Representative from New York, nephew of Selah Tuthill.


Joseph. H. Tuthill was born in Blooming Grove, New York on February 25, 1811.[1] He was educated in Blooming Grove and Shawangunk, where he moved with his parents in 1824.

He moved to New York City in 1828, Ulsterville (now a hamlet of Wawarsing) in 1832, and Ellenville (also part of Wawarsing) in 1834. Tuthill was a merchant and farmer, including serving as President of the Ellenville Glass Works and President of the Ellenville Savings Bank.[2] In addition, he served as Ellenville's Postmaster.[3]

A Democrat, he served as Wawarsing Town Supervisor and a member of the Ulster County Board of Supervisors from 1842 to 1843, 1862 to 1863 and 1866 to 1869. From 1843 to 1847 he was County Clerk.[4]

During the Civil War Tuthill served as Excise Commissioner for Ulster County, responsible for collecting taxes on goods and services levied to support the war effort and assessing fines on individuals who attempted to evade paying the taxes.[5]

Tuthill was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1866. In 1870 he ran successfully for a seat in the Forty-second Congress and served one term, March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873.

Death and burial[edit]

He died in Ellenville on July 27, 1877. He was interred in Fantinekill Cemetery, near Ellenville.[6]


Joseph H. Tuthill was the nephew of Selah Tuthill, who was also elected to Congress, but died before taking his seat.[7]


  1. ^ Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, 1904, page 949
  2. ^ Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Ulster County, N.Y. for 1871-2, 1871, page 295
  3. ^ United States Civil Service Commission, Official Register of the United States, September 1841, page 74
  4. ^ Ulster County Board of Supervisors, Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Ulster County, 1921, page 354
  5. ^ Ulster County Legislature, Proceedings of the Ulster County Legislature, 1864, page 19
  6. ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 254
  7. ^ Jeffrey D. Schultz, editor, The Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party, Volume 3, 1997, page 392

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. Griswold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
John O. Whitehouse

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