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Thomas Fitch


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1862 Union AD-15 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 27, 1838 in New York, New York
Married: Anna Mariska Shultz
Children: Two sons (including Thomas Fitch Jr.)
Died: November 12, 1923 in Decoto, CA

1860-1861: Editor, San Francisco Times and Placerville Republican
1864: Delegate, Nevada State Constitutional Convention
1864: Union Candidate for Territorial Delegate to Congress [Nevada] (Lost)
1865-1866: District Attorney, Washoe County [Nevada]
1869-1871: Member, United States House of Representatives [Nevada]
1871-1872: General Counsel, Brigham Young and the Church of Latter Day Saints
1872: Delegate to the U.S. Senate from Utah Territory
1872: Delegate, Utah Constitutional Convention
1879: Representative, Arizona Territorial Legislature
1882: Defense Attorney for Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt Earp during the trial following the shoot-out at the OK Corral.
1894: Candidate for United States senator [Utah] (Not nominated)

  • NEVADA: Fitch was the third Member of Congress from Nevada after statehood.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Selected Officers of the Nevada Legislature by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau (2010)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []