1814 – John Hubbard Tweedy Born

On this date was born in Danbury, Connecticut. Tweedy graduated from Yale Law School in 1836. He then moved to Milwaukee to begin the practice of law. He served as commissioner and receiver of canal lands from 1839 to 1841 and as a member of the Territorial Council in 1842. In 1847 he was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, where he served until May 29, 1848. Tweedy ran unsuccessfully as the Whig candidate for Governor in 1848 and became a member of the State Assembly in 1853. Tweedy died in Milwaukee on November 12, 1891 and is buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Connecticut. [source: ]