|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's At-large district
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1815
|Preceded by||William Strong (Vermont politician)|
|Succeeded by||Mark Richards (politician)|
December 24, 1772|
|Died||March 8, 1860
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
|Spouse(s)||Betsey Adams Jewett and Nancy Chamberlain Jewett|
|Children||Mira Jane Jewett Abbott and Martha Jewett Lefevre|
|Profession||doctor, minister, congressman|
Jewett was born in Canterbury, Connecticut to Luther and Betsey Daniel Jewett. He graduated from Dartmouth College, A.B., in 1795. He studied medicine and began to practice in Putney, Vermont in 1800. In 1810, Jewett received his M.B. from Dartmouth.
Jewett was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. He was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. After leaving Congress, Jewett moved to St. Johnsbury and studied theology. He was ordained as a pastor of the Congregation Church and Society and officiated in Newbury from 1821 to 1828. Jewett returned to St. Johnsbury and published the Farmer’s Herald from 1828 to 1832, and the Free Mason’s Friend from 1830 to 1832.
Jewett's first wife was Betsey Adams Jewett and their only child, Mira Jane Jewett Abbott, was born in 1809. Jewett's second wife was Nancy Chamberlain Jewett, and their daughter, Martha Jewett Lefevre, was born in 1817.
Jewett died on March 8, 1860 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and is interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Saint Johnsbury. Both his wives are interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
- Brown, John Howard (2006). The Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Comprising the Men and Women of the United States Who Have Been Identified with the Growth of the Nation, Volume 4. Kessinger Publishing. p. 388.
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- Cooke, S. (1821). The Quarterly Christian Spectator, Volume 3. p. 221.
- "JEWETT, Luther, (1772 - 1860)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "Betsey Adams Jewett". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "Nancy Chamberlain Jewett". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "Luther Jewett". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
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