Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847

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Timothy Pitkin (1766-1847), American statesman, economist, and historian. He was a member of Connecticut house of representatives in 1790, 1792, and 1794-1805, serving as clerk of the house 1800-1802 and as speaker 1803-1805. In 1805, he was elected as a Federalist, to the Ninth Congress; he retained the seat in the next six congresses. While in Congress, Pitkin did extensive research on the economic impact of Republican foreign policy. The results of his research were published in A Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States of America (1816). A staunch Federalist and defender of the Congregational Church establishment, Pitkin was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1818. Having taken part in the convention that framed the new constitution of Connecticut, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary work. In 1819, he was again elected to the State House of Representatives; he served until 1830. He continued to study history, economics, and theology, and in 1828 published A Political and Civil History of the United States of America.

From the description of Papers of Timothy Pitkin, 1681-1847 (bulk 1800-1830). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122369300

John T. Norton was Timothy Pitkin's son-in-law.

From the description of Diary, 1830. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 15255782

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referencedIn Hubbard, Daniel, 1781-1811. Daniel Hubbard family papers, 1779-1846 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847. Timothy Pitkin letters to his sons, ca. 1833. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Pitkin family. Pitkin family papers, 1716-ca. 1870. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847. Letter, 1835 February 25, New Haven, to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. John Trumbull papers, 1750-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Smith, John Cotton, 1765-1845. John Cotton Smith personal, legal and political papers, 1788-1845. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847. Diary, 1830. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Goodrich, Elizur, 1761-1849. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to Timothy Pitkin, 1800 Dec. 12. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. John Trumbull papers, 1750-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847. Letter, 1833 January 24, Farmington, Conn., to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Pitkin, Timothy, 1766-1847. Papers of Timothy Pitkin, 1681-1847 (bulk 1800-1830). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn John Trumbull papers, 1750-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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correspondedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baldwin, Simeon, 1761-1851 person
associatedWith Barnard, Harry. person
associatedWith Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811 person
correspondedWith Dwight, Theodore, 1764-1846 person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Federal Party (U. S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Goodrich, Chauncey, 1759-1815 person
associatedWith Goodrich, Elizur, 1761-1849. person
associatedWith Hartford Convention (1814-1815 : Hartford, Conn.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Hubbard, Bela, 1739-1812 person
associatedWith Hubbard, Daniel, 1781-1811. person
associatedWith Norton, John T., 1795-1869. person
associatedWith Pitkin family. family
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, John Cotton, 1765-1845. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
correspondedWith Steadman, William, 1764-1837 person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
correspondedWith Treadwell, John, 1745-1823 person
associatedWith Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. person
associatedWith Trumbull, John M., 1787-1853 person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
correspondedWith Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825 person
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Birth 1766-01-21

Death 1847-12-18


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