Nov. 30, 1831 New Lebanon Columbia County New York, USA
Jul. 10, 1881 Omaha Douglas County Nebraska, USA
Phineas Hitchcock attended prep school at Great Barrington, Maine and then attended Williams College, graduating in 1855. After graduation he remained in New York for two years; part of the time as a reporter in central New York and part of the time in law practice. He came to Omaha in 1857 and opened a law office; combining it with an insurance and real estate agency. In 1860 he was elected to the Republican Convention in Chicago, he was appointed Marshall of the Nebraska territory 1860-61. In 1871 he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until 1877. He was one of the chief owners of the "Omaha Republican" newspaper.