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John Wentworth

congressman , editor

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