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Jefferson Parish Kidder

He was an American lawyer and jurist.

Background

  • His son Lyman Kidder was a US Cavalry 2nd lieutenant serving in the 2nd Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer, and was killed in action in what would be dubbed the Kidder massacre. Jefferson Kidder was also the grandfather to noted lawman and Arizona Ranger Jeff Kidder.

  • Education

    • Kidder studied law at Montpelier.

    Career

    • He was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced at Braintree and West Randolph. In 1875 he resigned, having been elected the territory's delegate to the U.S. Congress. He served from March 4, 1875 - March 4, 1879. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878, then was reappointed a justice of the territorial Supreme Court, where he served until his death in St. Paul.

    Major achievements

    • Kidder County, North Dakota is named for him.

    Politics

    joined Republican Party, 1860

    Membership

    • Vermont Constitutional Convention

    Connections

    • child: Lyman
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    • 1839
      State's attorney
    • 1839
      associate justice, territorial Supreme Court
    • 1875
      non-voting delegate , United States House of Representatives
    • 1875
      member, Vermont Senate
    • 1875
      the 17th Lieutenant Governor , Vermont
    • 1875
      delegate , Democratic National Convention
    • 1875
      member, Minnesota House of Representatives
    • 1875 - 1879
      territory's delegate, the United States Congress
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