Erasmus D. Peck

Erasmus Darwin Peck (September 16, 1808 – December 25, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1870 to 1873.

Erasmus D. Peck
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
April 23, 1870 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byTruman H. Hoag
Succeeded byCharles Foster
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Wood County district
In office
January 7, 1856 – January 1, 1860
Preceded byAddison Smith
Succeeded byWilliam S. Wood
Personal details
Erasmus Darwin Peck

(1808-09-16)September 16, 1808
Stafford, Connecticut
DiedDecember 25, 1876(1876-12-25) (aged 68)
Perrysburg, Ohio
Resting placeFort Meigs Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYale Medical School


Born in Stafford, Connecticut, Peck attended the common schools of Monson, Massachusetts and graduated from the medical department of Yale College in 1829. He moved to Portage County, Ohio in 1830 and later to Perrysburg, Ohio to practice medicine. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1856 to 1859.


Peck was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Truman H. Hoag. He was reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from April 23, 1870, to March 3, 1873. He did not seek renomination in 1872. He practiced medicine in Perrysburg, Ohio until his death there December 25, 1876. He is interred in Fort Meigs Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Erasmus D. Peck (id: P000175)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

April 23, 1870–March 3, 1873
Succeeded by