Luther C. Peck

Luther Christopher Peck (January 1800 – February 5, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Farmington, Connecticut in January 1800, Peck completed preparatory studies and taught school in Holley, New York. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced.

He moved to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and later to Pike, New York, and continued the practice of law. Held various local offices.

Peck was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-sixth Congress).

He resumed the practice of his profession in Pike. He was affiliated with the Republican Party after it was formed.

He moved to Nunda, New York, and continued the practice of law. He died in Nunda on February 5, 1876 and was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Young

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