John W. Tibbatts

U.S. Congressperson

1802 – 1852

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Who was John W. Tibbatts?

John Wooleston Tibbatts was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Kentucky.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Tibbatts pursued classical studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1826, commencing practice in Newport, Kentucky. He held several local offices before being elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1842, serving from 1843 to 1847. Tibbatts served as a colonel in the Mexican-American War and afterwards resumed practicing law in Newport, Kentucky. He died in Newport on July 5, 1852 and was interred there in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Born
Jun 12, 1802
Also known as
  • John Tibbatts
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Kentucky
  • Lexington
  • Newport
Died
Jul 5, 1852

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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