John Wentworth, US Congress

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John Wentworth

Birthplace: Sandwich, NH, United States
Death: October 16, 1888 (73)
Chicago, IL, United States
Place of Burial: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum Chicago Cook County Illinois
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Wentworth and Lydia Wentworth
Husband of Roxanna Marie Wentworth
Father of Riley Wentworth; Marie Loomis Wentworth; John Wentworth; Roxanna Atwater Wentworth and John Paul Wentworth
Brother of Joseph Wentworth

Occupation: Mayor of Chicago
Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About John Wentworth, US Congress

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"..."Long" John Wentworth (March 5, 1815 – October 16, 1888) was the editor of the Chicago Democrat, a two-term mayor of Chicago, and a six-term member of the United States House of Representatives..."

"...In 1844, he married Roxanna Marie Loomis..."

"....He served for six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1851 and March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 as a Democrat; and March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867 as a Republican)..."

"...As a Republican, Wentworth served as mayor of Chicago for two terms, 1857–1858 and 1860–1861..."

"...He authored The Wentworth Genealogy - English and American, twice. The first two volume edition was followed by a second, corrected, edition in 1878, at 3 Volumes, or 2241 pages..."


The Wentworth Letter

"...The Wentworth letter was a letter written in 1842 by Latter Day Saint founder Joseph Smith, Jr. to "Long" John Wentworth, editor and proprietor of the Chicago Democrat. It outlined the history of the Latter Day Saint movement up to that time, and included Mormonism's Articles of Faith..."


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John Wentworth, US Congress's Timeline

March 5, 1815
Sandwich, NH, United States
August 24, 1845
Age 30
September 13, 1847
Age 32
Age 33
Age 38
Age 41
October 16, 1888
Age 73
Chicago, IL, United States
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum Chicago Cook County Illinois