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Norman Buel JUDD

(1815-1878)

JUDD, Norman Buel, (grandfather of Norman Judd Gould), a Representative from Illinois; born in Rome, N.Y., January 10, 1815; received a liberal schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Rome, N.Y.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1836 and continued the practice of his profession; city attorney 1837-1839; member of the State senate 1844-1860; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Berlin by President Lincoln March 6, 1861, and served until 1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1870; appointed collector at the port of Chicago by President Grant December 5, 1872, and served until his death in Chicago, Ill., November 11, 1878; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

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

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