Joseph Jorgensen

Joseph Jorgensen ( born February 11, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † January 21, 1888 in Portland, Oregon ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1883 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Jorgensen studied at the University of Pennsylvania Medical. He then worked for several years in the medical service of the U.S. Army. Then he hit as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Later he moved to Petersburg in Virginia. Between 1871 and 1873 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia; 1874 to 1877 he was postmaster in his new hometown.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Jorgensen was in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Henry Harrison Stowell on 4 March 1877. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 three legislative periods. Since 1881 he was chairman of the Committee on Mileage. In June 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated for the James A. Garfield as a presidential candidate.

Between 1883 and 1888 Joseph Jorgensen was Head of the Cadastral Agency in Walla Walla, Washington. He died on January 21, 1888 in Portland.