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John Stoughton Newberry

railroad executive , congressman

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