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John Thomas Deweese

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Van Buren, Arkansas
Death: 1906 (71)
Washington, D.C.
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, VA
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Son of Kenneth Deweese and Deborah Deweese
Husband of Ella Deweese
Brother of George Deweese

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About John T. Deweese, US Congress

John Thomas Deweese (June 4, 1835 – July 4, 1906) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina. Biography

Born in Van Buren, Arkansas, June 4, 1835; educated at home; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Henderson, Kentucky; resident of Denver, Colorado, for some years; moved to Pike County, Indiana, in 1860; entered the Union Army July 6, 1861, as second lieutenant of Company E, Twenty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served with that command until February 15, 1862, when he resigned; mustered in as captain of Company F, Fourth Indiana Cavalry, August 8, 1862; successively promoted to rank of colonel; moved to North Carolina; upon the reorganization of the Army was appointed second lieutenant, Eighth United States Infantry, July 24, 1866; resigned August 14, 1867,

having been elected to Congress; appointed register in bankruptcy for North Carolina in 1868; upon the readmission of North Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 6, 1868, to February 28, 1870, when he resigned, pending the investigation of certain appointments to the United States Military and Naval Academies; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-first Congress); censured by the House of Representatives on March 1, 1870, for selling an appointment to the Naval Academy; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; resumed the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., July 4, 1906; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
Age 71
Washington, D.C.
Arlington National Cemetery, VA