Richard P. Herrick

Richard Platt Herrick (March 23, 1791 – June 20, 1846) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Richard P. Herrick was born in Greenbush (now Rensselaer), Rensselaer County, New York on March 23, 1791. He was educated locally, trained as a merchant, and owned and operated a general store.

Herrick served in local office, including secretary of the board health, school board member, member of the village board of trustees and president of the board. He served in the New York State Assembly in 1839.

Herrick was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845 until his death in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 1846.

He was interred at Greenbush Cemetery in Rensselaer. There is a cenotaph to his memory at Congressional Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David L. Seymour
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1845 – June 20, 1846
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Ripley

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