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Zedekiah Kidwell

congressman

Zedekiah Kidwell, American congressman. member Va; member United States Ho; member West Virginia.

Background

Kidwell was born in Fairfax, Virginia. His father was a civil engineer.

He moved to Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) with his father in 1834 where he taught school and clerked in a store.

Education

Kidwell received an English education and studied medicine.

He resumed studying medicine and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839, commencing practice in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Career

From 1861 to the end of the Civil War, he held a civil office in Richmond.

Membership

Member Va; member United States Ho. Member West Virginia.

  • Virginia Board of Public Works

    November 30, 1857 - November 30, 1860

Politics

Democrat