Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dwight, John Wilbur

Dwight, John Wilbur (son of Jeremiah Wilbur Dwight), a Representative from New York; born in Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y., May 24, 1859; attended the public schools and the Dryden High School; pursued further studies at New Haven, Conn., in preparation for entering Yale College, but abandoned this plan to engage in the lumber business at Clinton, Iowa, in 1879; shortly thereafter moved to northern Wisconsin, where he continued in elm lumber business and also engaged in farming; returned to Dryden, N.Y., in 1884; upon the death of his father in 1885 became president of the Dwight Farm & Land Co.; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1892, 1900, 1904, and 1920; acquired extensive land holdings in Minnesota and South Dakota; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Ray; reelected to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 2, 1902, to March 3, 1913; retired voluntarily from political life and resided in Washington, D.C.; became president of the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Co. in 1913, in which capacity he served until his death in Washington, D.C., January 19, 1928; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dwight, John Wilbur," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1112 Original Sources, accessed January 27, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L8VBXJ31TDPU3V.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dwight, John Wilbur." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1112, Original Sources. 27 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L8VBXJ31TDPU3V.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dwight, John Wilbur' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1112. Original Sources, retrieved 27 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L8VBXJ31TDPU3V.