Robert Todd Lytle

Robert Todd Lytle ( born May 19, 1804 in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio, † December 22, 1839 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1833 to 1835 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Robert Todd Lytle was born the son of William and Eliza Lytle in Williamsburg. He was the nephew of John Rowan. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Louisville. In 1824 he was admitted to the bar and opened a practice in Cincinnati.

1828 and 1829 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1833 he took up his position in the U.S. House of Representatives. In March 1834, he resigned his seat. But he was re-elected in the by-election in December 1834 and went again as a delegate to the House. He graduated from the remainder of the parliamentary term until March 1835. He went back to Cincinnati and resumed his career as a lawyer again.

He died at the age of 35 in New Orleans. He was buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.