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John Wentworth

Born: Mar 5, 1815

Death: Oct 16, 1888

Birthplace: Sandwich

Nationality: United States

John Wentworth

Date of Birth : Mar 5, 1815
Date of Death : Oct 16, 1888
Birth Place : Sandwich

John Wentworth was the editor of the Chicago Democrat, publisher of an extensive Wentworth family genealogy, a two-term mayor of Chicago, and a six-term member of the United States House of Representatives, both before and after his service as mayor. After growing up in New Hampshire, he joined the migration west and moved to the developing city of Chicago in 1836, where he made his adult life. Wentworth was affiliated with the Democratic Party until 1855; then he changed to the Republican Party. After retiring from politics, he wrote a three-volume genealogy of the Wentworth family in the United States.

Also known as

  • "Long" John Wentworth


  • Roxanna Loomis
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