Born in Dover, New Hampshire, Wentworth received a liberal schooling. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in York County, Maine. He moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1833 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the common council 1836-1841. He served in the State house of representatives in 1851, 1859, 1860, 1863, and 1864. He served as member of the State senate in 1848, 1849, 1865, and 1866.
Wentworth was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 12, 1875. He was interred in Lowell Cemetery.
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