Alfred Babcock Edit Profile
Born in Hamilton, New York, Babcock attended the local schools. He also attended the Gaines (New York) Academy. He studied medicine and became a physician.
Babcock moved to Gaines, New York, where he practiced his profession. Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress as a U.S. Representative for New York's thirty-third district, Babcock served from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843. He resumed the practice of medicine in Gaines, New York when his term was over.
In 1850, Babcock moved to Illinois and settled in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois where he continued the practice of his profession until his death in 1871. Babcock died in Galesburg on May 16, 1871 (age 66 years, 31 days). He is interred at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois.
He was elected a member of the board of trustees of the village of Gaines at its first election on May 28, 1839.