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Norman Buel Judd Edit Profile

congressman , diplomat

Norman Buel Judd was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, and the grandfather of U.S. Representative Norman Judd Gould of New York.


Judd, Norman Buel was born on January 10, 1815 in Rome, New York, United States. Son of Norman and Catherine (Van der Heyden) Judd.


He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1836 and continued the practice of his profession. He served as city attorney 1837-1839. He served as a member of the Illinois Senate from 1844 to 1860. He served as delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention. He was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Prussia by President Abraham Lincoln on March 6, 1861, and served until 1865.

Judd was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1870. He was appointed collector at the port of Chicago by President Ulysses S. Grant on December 5, 1872, and served until his death in Chicago at age 63.


Member Illinois Senate, 1844-1860. Member United States House of Representatives from Illinois, 40th-41st congresses, 1867-1871.


Married Adeline Rossiter, 1844.

Norman Van - American

Catherine Van der Heyden Judd - American

Adeline Rossiter