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John Bidwell

congressman

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