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John W. Dwight, Congressman from New York

John Wilbur Dwight (May 24, 1859 – January 28, 1928) was a U.S. political figure. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York from 1902 to 1913. He also served as House majority whip between 1909 and 1911. He then became House minority whip from 1911 to 1913.

Dwight was born May 24, 1859 in Dryden, New York. His father, Jeremiah Wilbur Dwight (1819–1885), was a prominent politician and businessman in New York of the New England Dwight family. His mother was Rebecca Anne Cady. After his retirement from Congress, John Dwight continued to live in Washington, D.C. and died there. He served as President of the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway from 1913 to 1928. Dwight was a member of the Republican Party.

External linksEdit

United States Congress. "Dwight, John Wilbur (id: D000581)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Ray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1902-11-04 – 1903
Succeeded by
William H. Flack
Preceded by
James W. Wadsworth, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Wallin
Party political offices
Preceded by
James Eli Watson (R-IN)
House Majority Whip
Succeeded by
Thomas Montgomery Bell (D-GA) (The Democrats had no whip 1909–1913; Bell served 1913–1915)
Preceded by
James Tilghman Lloyd (D-MO) (The Democrats had no whip 1909–1913; Lloyd served 1901–1908)
House Minority Whip
Succeeded by
Charles H. Burke (R-SD)
Preceded by
James Eli Watson (IN)
House Republican Whip
Succeeded by
Charles H. Burke (SD)