UPDEGRAFF, Thomas, (1834 - 1910)

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UPDEGRAFF, Thomas, a Representative from Iowa; born in Tioga County, Pa., April 3, 1834; attended private schools, the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and an academy in Binghamton, N.Y.; clerk of the district court of Clayton County, Iowa, 1856-1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in McGregor, Iowa; member of the State house of representatives in 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; member of the board of education and city solicitor of McGregor, Iowa; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; elected to the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in McGregor, Iowa, on October 4, 1910; interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.