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Joshua Husband JEWETT

(1815-1861)

JEWETT, Joshua Husband, (brother of Hugh Judge Jewett), a Representative from Kentucky; born at Deer Creek, Harford County, Md., September 30, 1815; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Elizabethtown, Ky.; prosecuting attorney of Hardin County; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-fourth Congress), Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., July 14, 1861; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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