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John Wooleston TIBBATTS

(1802-1852)

TIBBATTS, John Wooleston, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Ky., June 12, 1802; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Newport, Campbell County, Ky.; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); served as colonel in the Mexican War; resumed the practice of law in Newport, Ky., and died there July 5, 1852; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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