Joshua Jewett

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American politician, Lawyer, judge

AmericanBorn Joshua Husband Jewett

United States representative

Born on September 30, 1815 in Deer Creek, Maryland , United States

Died on July 14, 1861 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky , United States

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Joshua Husband Jewett (September 30, 1815 – July 14, 1861) was a United States representative from Kentucky and the brother of Hugh Judge Jewett. He was born at Deer Creek, Maryland. He attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1836 commencing practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Jewett served as the prosecuting attorney of Hardin County, Kentucky. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-fourth Congress), and as chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1861 and was buried in the City Cemetery
...   Joshua Husband Jewett (September 30, 1815 – July 14, 1861) was a United States representative from Kentucky and the brother of Hugh Judge Jewett. He was born at Deer Creek, Maryland. He attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1836 commencing practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Jewett served as the prosecuting attorney of Hardin County, Kentucky. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859). While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-fourth Congress), and as chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1861 and was buried in the City Cemetery


References
United States Congress. "Joshua Jewett (id: J000106)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. p. 273. ISBN 9780608434209. Retrieved 2008-11-10. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress



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