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Thomas Updegraff

congressman

Thomas Updegraff, American congressman. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1878; member board education and city solicitor, McGregor, 1870-1892; member 46th and 47th Congresses (1879-1883) and 53d to 55th Congresses (1903-1909), 4th Iowa District.

Background

Updegraff, Thomas was born on April 3, 1834 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Rachel (Smith) Updegraff.

Education

Academic education.

Career

Clerk district court, Clayton County, Iowa, 1856-1860. Admitted to bar, 1861. Practiced at McGregor, Iowa, since 1860.

Membership

Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1878. Member board education and city solicitor, McGregor, 1870-1892. Member 46th and 47th Congresses (1879-1883) and 53d to 55th Congresses (1903-1909), 4th Iowa District.

Connections

Married Laura A. Platt, June 1, 1858 (died 1865). Married second, Florence E. H. Haight, October 2, 1867 (died 1902).

father:
William Updegraff

mother:
Rachel (Smith) Updegraff

spouses:
Laura A. Platt

Florence E. H. Haight