Thomas C. Love

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Thomas Cutting Love (November 30, 1789 – September 17, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Cambridge, New York, Love attended the common schools. He served as a Volunteer in the War of 1812 and was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Fort Erie on September 17, 1814. He was taken to Quebec and kept imprisoned until the close of the war.

When peace came, Love began to study law, and was admitted to the bar and set up a practice. He moved to Batavia, New York, and later to Buffalo. He served as judge of Erie County in 1828 and 1829. He served as district attorney 1829-1835 and surrogate 1841-1845.

Love was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836. He resumed the practice of law until 1847 when he retired from active practice. He died in Buffalo on September 17, 1853. He was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Millard Fillmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 32nd congressional district

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Succeeded by
Millard Fillmore