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John Bidwell

John Bidwell, American congressman. member committee which drew up proclamation of independence from Mexico, 1846; member California Senate, 1849; member California Democratic convs., 1854, 60; member Union Party Convention, Baltimore, 1864; member United States House of Representatives (Unionist) from California, 39th Congress, 1865-1867.

Background

  • Bidwell, John was born on August 5, 1819 in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. Son of Abram and Clarissa (Griggs) Bidwell.

  • Career

    • Worked at Ft; general Cal.

    Membership

    Member committee which drew up proclamation of independence from Mexico, 1846. Member California Senate, 1849. Member California Democratic convs., 1854, 60.

    Member Union Party Convention, Baltimore, 1864. Member United States House of Representatives (Unionist) from California, 39th Congress, 1865-1867.

    Connections

    • Married Annie Kennedy, 1868.
    • father: Abram Bidwell
    • mother: Clarissa (Griggs) Bidwell
    • spouse: Annie Kennedy
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    Born August 5, 1819
    Died April 4, 1900
    (aged 80)
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