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Thomas Richard HUDD

(1835-1896)

HUDD, Thomas Richard, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Buffalo, N.Y., October 2, 1835; moved with his mother to Chicago, Ill., in 1842 and to Appleton, Wis., in 1853; attended the common schools and Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Appleton, Wis.; district attorney of Outagamie County in 1856 and 1857; served in the State senate in 1862, 1863, 1876-1879, 1882, 1883, and 1885; moved to Green Bay in 1868 and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly in 1868 and 1875; city attorney of Green Bay in 1873 and 1874; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph Rankin; reelected to the Fiftieth Congress and served from March 8, 1886, to March 3, 1889; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fiftieth Congress); did not seek renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law; died in Green Bay, Wis., on June 22, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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