Joshua Jewett

U.S. Congressperson

1815 – 1861

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Who was Joshua Jewett?

Joshua Husband Jewett was a United States Representative from Kentucky and the brother of Hugh Judge Jewett. He was born at Deer Creek, Maryland. He attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1836 commencing practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Jewett served as the prosecuting attorney of Hardin County, Kentucky. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses. While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War, and as chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1861 and was buried in the City Cemetery

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Born
Sep 30, 1815
Profession
Lived in
  • Maryland
  • Kentucky
Died
Jul 14, 1861
Elizabethtown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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