John Hubbard Tweedy

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John H. Tweedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin Territory's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1847 – May 28, 1848
Delegate
Preceded by Morgan L. Martin
Succeeded by Henry H. Sibley
Personal details
Born (1814-11-09)November 9, 1814
Danbury, Connecticut
Died November 12, 1891(1891-11-12) (aged 77)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Whig Party

John Hubbard Tweedy (November 9, 1814 – November 12, 1891) was a delegate to the United States Congress from Wisconsin Territory from March 1847 to May 1848 being elected from the Whig Party.

Career[edit]

Tweedy was born in Danbury, Connecticut.[1] He graduated from Yale in 1834, where he was a member of the secret society Skull and Bones;[2] he then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1836, where he practiced law. He served in the Wisconsin Territorial Council, the upper house of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1841-1842, and later served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1853. Tweedy was also a member of the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. Tweedy was elected as a non-voting representative to the Thirtieth Congress to represent the Wisconsin Territory serving from March 4, 1847, until the Territory of Wisconsin in which he resided was admitted as a State into the Union on May 29, 1848. Tweedy was prominent in business involving railroads and public affairs. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, aged 77, and was buried in Danbury.[3]

Private papers[edit]

His son, John H. Tweedy, Jr., donated his papers to the Wisconsin Historical Society.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Minnesota History Bulletin Volume 2 (Google eBook) Theodore Christian Blegen, Minnesota Historical Society
  2. ^ Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690. ISBN 0-9720207-2-1.  "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."
  3. ^ Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891
  4. ^ The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Morgan L. Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1847 – May 28, 1848
Succeeded by
Henry H. Sibley