John Wentworth (Illinois)

John Wentworth ( born March 5, 1815 in Sandwich, Carroll County, New Hampshire, † October 16, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois ) was an American politician.

John Wentworth was born in 1815 in Sandwich. He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover and graduated in 1836. During the same year, Wentworth moved to Chicago, where he worked as a clerk in a law firm. In addition, he was editor of the Chicago Democrat and studied law. 1841 Wentworth was admitted to the legal profession.

After he had held on 4 March 1843 to 3 March 1851 to 4 March 1853 to 3 March 1855 as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives the state of Illinois, he joined the late 1850s to the newly formed Republicans. As a member of this party Wentworth was from 1857 to 1858 and again from 1860 to 1861 mayor of Chicago. After another term in Congress from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867, Wentworth withdrew from politics and was re- worked as a lawyer. He died on 16 October 1888 at the age of 73 and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in the north of Chicago.