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John Wentworth

American newspaper editor and politician

John Wentworth (March 5, 1815 – October 16, 1888) was an American politician. He was the Mayor of Chicago two times.

John Wentworth
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st district
In office
1865–1867
Preceded byIsaac N. Arnold
Succeeded byNorman B. Judd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd district
In office
1853–1855
Preceded byWillis Allen
Succeeded byJames H. Woodworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
In office
1843–1851
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byRichard S. Molony
19th Mayor of Chicago
In office
1857–1858
Preceded byThomas Dyer
Succeeded byJohn Charles Haines
21st Mayor of Chicago
In office
1860–1861
Preceded byJohn Charles Haines
Succeeded byJulian Sidney Rumsey
Personal details
Born(1815-03-05)March 5, 1815
Sandwich, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedOctober 16, 1888(1888-10-16) (aged 73)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic (1843–1855)
Republican (1857)
Spouse(s)Roxanna Marie Loomis
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Wentworth was born on March 5, 1815 in Sandwhich, New Hampshire.[1] He studied at Dartmouth College. He was married to Roxanna Marie Loomis. Wentworth died on October 16, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, aged 73.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Wentworth Genealogy: Comprising the Origin of the Name, the Family in England, and a Particular Account of Elder William Wentworth, the Emigrant, and of His Descendants. Press of A. Mudge & son. 1870. p. 287.

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