HEDGE, Thomas, (1844 - 1920)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HEDGE, Thomas, a Representative from Iowa; born in Burlington, Iowa, June 24, 1844; attended the common schools and Denmark (Iowa) Academy; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1861, Yale College in 1867, and Columbia College Law School, New York City, in 1869; was admitted to the bar in New York in 1869 and commenced practice in Burlington, Iowa; served as a private during the Civil War in Company E and as second lieutenant in Company G, One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in 1864 and 1865; resumed the practice of law in Burlington, Iowa; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law; died in Burlington, Iowa, November 28, 1920; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery.