Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I368357
  • Name: Thomas Jefferson HUDSON
  • RELA: Spouse of 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 OCT 1839 in Boone Co., IN
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Fredonia, KS 1871
  • Event: Degree 1874 J.D., University of Cincinnati
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas BET 1893 AND 1895
  • Death: 4 JAN 1923 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS
  • Event: Pic Thomas Jefferson Hudson
  • Note:
    HUDSON, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Kansas; born near Jamestown, Boone County, Ind., October 30, 1839; attended Lebanon (Ind.) Academy and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; moved to Nodaway, Mo., in 1854; moved to Coysville, Wilson County, Kans., in 1866 and taught in the first county school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Iola, Kans., in June 1869; moved to Fredonia, Kans., in 1869 and commenced practice; aided in the adoption of the fifteenth amendment; treasurer and member of the first Fredonia school board in the early seventies; member of the State house of representatives in 1870; mayor of Fredonia in 1871; organized the Wilson County Bank in Fredonia in 1871; was graduated from the law department of the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1874; prosecuting attorney for Wilson County 1884-1886; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1888, 1896; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of law in Fredonia; regent of the State college of agriculture in 1897 and 1898; died in Wichita, Kans., on January 4, 1923; interment in Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Kans.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Andrew HUDSON b: 1798 in North Carolina
    Mother: Rachel GIPSON b: 8 APR 1809 in Clay Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Emma Rosella CAMPBELL b: 20 OCT 1851 in Edinboro, Erie Co., PA
    • Married: 5 OCT 1870
    1. Has Children Lois HUDSON b: 28 SEP 1873 in Fredonia, Wilson Co., KS
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