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John Pettit
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Birth Date:June 24, 1807
Astrology Sign:Cancer
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Died Date:January 17, 1877

Occupation:US Politician

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John Pettit

Biography:John Pettit (June 24, 1807 - January 17, 1877) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Sackets Harbor, New York, he completed preparatory studies and admitted to the bar in 1831. He moved to LaFayette, Indiana where he commenced practice in 1838; he was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1838-1839 and was United States district attorney from 1839 to 1843.

Pettit was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); he was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1848. In 1850 he was a delegate to the constitutional convention and a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1852. He was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Whitcomb and served from January 18, 1853, to March 3, 1855; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirty-third Congress).

After his time in Congress, Pettit was chief justice of the United States courts in the Territory of Kansas from 1859 to 1861, and was a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1870 to 1877. He died in LaFayette; interment was in Greenbush Cemetery.

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John Pettit's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: June 24, 1807

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

John Pettit's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: June 24, 1807

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

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John Pettit's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: June 24, 2023

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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