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Thomas Updegraff ~ born April 3, 1834
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: November 24, 2003 at 05:35:37
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THOMAS UPDEGRAFF was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, on the 3d of April,
1834. He received an academic education, removed to Iowa, locating in Clayton
County, where he was appointed clerk of the District Court in 1856, holding
the position for four years. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and
entered upon the practice of his profession at McGregor in 1861. In 1877 he was
elected on the Republican ticket Representative in the House of the Seventeenth
General Assembly, serving one term. In 1878 he was nominated for
Representative in Congress in the Fourth District and elected. In 1880 he was reelected,
serving four years. In 1882 he was again the candidate of the Republican
party but was defeated by L. H. Weller, fusion candidate. In 1892 Mr. Updegraff
was again elected to Congress and reelected in 1894 and 1896.

Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa Gen Web, Assistant CC, Scott County
IAGENWEB: Special History Project:
Gerischer Family Web Site:
1903 Bio.

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