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John Hubbard TWEEDY

(1814-1891)

TWEEDY, John Hubbard, a Delegate from the Territory of Wisconsin; born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., November 9, 1814; was graduated from Yale College in 1834 and from the Yale Law School in 1836; was admitted to the bar in July 1836; moved to Milwaukee, Wis., in October 1836 and commenced practice; commissioner and receiver of canal lands 1839-1841; member of the Territorial council in 1842; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress and served from March 4, 1847, until that portion of the Territory of Wisconsin in which he resided was admitted as a State into the Union on May 29, 1848; was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor in 1848; member of the State assembly in 1853; engaged in railroad development and served as director of the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad and the Milwaukee & Watertown Railroad; died in Milwaukee, Wis., November 12, 1891; interment in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.

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

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