Lucius Benedict Peck Edit Profile
He pursued classical studies and attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York for one year, before resigning due to poor health. He studied law with Vermont Supreme Court Justice Samuel Prentiss, and was admitted to the bar in 1825.
He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont. Peck began the practice of law in Barre. Peck moved to Montpelier, where he continued practicing law.
Peck was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving from March 4, 1847 until March 3, 1851. During the Thirty-first Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures. Peck did not seek renomination in 1850, and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Vermont.
Following the election for governor, Peck resumed the practice of law. In 1852 Peck was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Appointed by President Franklin Pierce, Peck served as the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont from 1853 until 1857.
From 1859 until his death in 1866, Peck served as President of the Vermont and Canada Railroad. In 1864, Peck was counsel for the banks robbed in the St. Albans Raid. Peck died on December 28, 1866 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is interred in Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.
He served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1831, and in 1832.