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Thomas Updegraff

Thomas Updegraff, American congressman. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1878; member board education and city solicitor, McGregor, 1870-1892; member 46th and 47th Congresses (1879-1883) and 53d to 55th Congresses (1903-1909), 4th Iowa District.

Background

  • Updegraff, Thomas was born on April 3, 1834 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Rachel (Smith) Updegraff.

  • Education

    • Academic education.

    Career

    • Clerk district court, Clayton County, Iowa, 1856-1860. Admitted to bar, 1861. Practiced at McGregor, Iowa, since 1860.

    Membership

    Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1878. Member board education and city solicitor, McGregor, 1870-1892. Member 46th and 47th Congresses (1879-1883) and 53d to 55th Congresses (1903-1909), 4th Iowa District.

    Connections

    • Married Laura A. Platt, June 1, 1858 (died 1865). Married second, Florence E. H. Haight, October 2, 1867 (died 1902).
    • father: William Updegraff
    • mother: Rachel (Smith) Updegraff
    • spouses: Laura A. Platt
    • Florence E. H. Haight
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    Born April 3, 1834
    Died 1910
    (aged 75)
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