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John Wentworth

John Wentworth, American editor, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Illinois, 28th-31st, 33d, 39th congresses, 1843-1851, 53-55, 65-67; member Illinois Board Education, 1861-1864, 68-72.

Background

  • Wentworth, John was born on March 5, 1815 in Sandwich, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Paul and Lydia (Cogswell) Wentworth.

  • Education

    • Graduate Dartmouth, 1836.

    Career

    • Went to Chicago, 1836. Editor weekly Chicago.

    Works

    • Author: Wentworth Genealogy, 1878.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Illinois, 28th-31st, 33d, 39th congresses, 1843-1851, 53-55, 65-67. Member Illinois Board Education, 1861-1864, 68-72.

    Connections

    • Married Roxanna Loomis, November 13, 1844, 5 children.
    • father: Paul Wentworth
    • mother: Lydia (Cogswell) Wentworth
    • spouse: Roxanna Loomis
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    Died October 16, 1888
    (aged 73)
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