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John Stoughton Newberry

John Stoughton Newberry, American railroad executive, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Michigan, 46th Congress, 1879-1881.

Background

  • Newberry, John Stoughton was born on November 18, 1826 in Sangerfield, New York, United States. Son of Elihu and Rhoda (Phelps) Newberry.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University Michigan, 1847.

    Career

    • Civil engineer with Michigan Central R.R., 1848-1851. Admitted to Michigan bar, 1853. Provost marshall (with rank of captain) of Michigan, 1862-1864.

      Elected to Board of Education, 1862. Founder Michigan Car Company (made railroad cars for Union Army), 1863, president, 1863-1880. Organized (with James McMillin) Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette R.R., 1878.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Michigan, 46th Congress, 1879-1881.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Michigan, 46th Congress, 1879-1881.

    Connections

    • Married Harriet Newell Robinson, 1855. Married second, Helen Parmllee Handy, October 6, 1859.
    • father: Elihu Newberry
    • mother: Rhoda (Phelps) Newberry
    • spouses: Harriet Newell Robinson
    • Helen Parmllee Handy
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    Born November 18, 1826
    Died January 2, 1887
    (aged 60)
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