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TWEEDY, John Hubbard

1814–1891

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the Correspondence relating to the Minnesota fur trade and the Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary dispute, 1838-1850, 2 folders. Persons represented include John Hubbard Tweedy.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives

Madison, WI
Papers: ca. 1800-1890, 1.6 cubic feet. Legal papers and correspondence concerning politics and business interests.
Papers: In the LeGrand Rockwell Papers, 1831-1868, 0.2 cubic foot. Correspondents include John H. Tweedy.
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