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Updegraff, Thomas 1834-1910


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/20/2009 at 07:39:19

Thomas Updegraff was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1834; he died in McGregor, Iowa, October 4, 1910. He removed to Clayton County, Iowa, in his early manhood and was soon elected clerk of the district court, which position he held for four years. While in that service he studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in 1861. He was elected in 1877 a representative to the 17th General Assembly of Iowa, and in 1878 was elected to congress as a Republican from the third district and continued until his defeat in 1882 by L.H. Weller, a Fusionist. In 1892 he was, however, elected, then re-elected in 1894 and 1896, from the fourth district into which Clayton county had been transferred. In a memorable fight for his renomination in 1908 he was defeated by Gilbert N. Haugen.

~Annals of Iowa, Vol X, No. 1. April, 1911, 3d Series; Notable Deaths, pg 79


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