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Thomas Hedge

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Thomas Hedge, American ex-congressman. Member 56th to 59th Congresses (1899-1907), 1st Iowa District.

Background

He died in Burlington on November 28, 1920. He was interred in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

Education

Hedge attended the common schools and Denmark (Iowa) Academy.

He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1861, but his education was interrupted by the Civil War.

Career

He was admitted to the bar in New York in 1869, and returned to Iowa to practice law in Burlington.



For twenty years, he practiced in a partnership with Iowa Republican politician J.W. Blythe, with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad as one of the firm's clients.

Hedge served in the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses. In 1906 he did not seek re-nomination. In all, he served in Congress from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1907.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law.

Politics

Republican

Membership

Member 56th to 59th Congresses (1899-1907), 1st Iowa District.

  • Skull and Bones , United States

Connections

Married Mary F. Cook, of Burlington, Iowa, January 8, 1873.

father:
Thomas

mother:
Eliza

wife:
Mary Cook