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Jeremiah Wilbur Dwight (April 17, 1819November 26, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker, father of John Wilbur Dwight.

Born in Cincinnatus, New Yorkmarker, Dwight moved with his parents in 1830 to Caroline, and in 1836 to Dryden, New York.He attended the district schools and the Burhan's School in Dryden.He engaged in mercantile pursuits, farming, real-estate business, and in the manufacture and sale of lumber.He served as chairman of the board of supervisors of the town of Dryden in 1857 and 1858.He served as member of the State assembly in 1860 and 1861.He was appointed by Governor Morgan a member of the senatorial district war committee in 1861.He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, and 1884.He served as director, member of the executive committee, and vice president of the Southern Central Railroad for many years.

Dwight was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883).He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882.He resumed former business activities.He died in Dryden, New York, November 26, 1885.He was interred in Green Hills Cemetery.


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