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David Atwood
Birth: Dec. 15, 1815
Death: Dec. 11, 1889

U.S. Congressman. Born in Bedford, New Hampshire, he was apprenticed as a printer and later became publisher of the Hamilton Palladium in New York, in the early 1830s. Moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1847, he was editor and publisher of the State Journal. He was commissioned Major General in the Wisconsin Militia in 1858, was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1861, a United States assessor for four years and Mayor of Madison, (1868-69). In 1870, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin F. Hopkins, serving until 1871. After leaving Congress, he worked again in the newspaper business and was a representative from Wisconsin for the Centennial Exhibition, (1872-76). He died at age 83 in Madison, Wisconsin. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Atwood (1779 - 1869)
  Mary Bell Atwood (1781 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary A. Sweeney Atwood (1819 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Charles David Atwood (1850 - 1878)*
  Harrie Farwell Atwood (1852 - 1906)*
  Mary Louisa Atwood (1855 - 1940)*
  Elizabeth Gordon Atwood Vilas (1857 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hannah Atwood (1802 - 1891)*
  Joseph Bell Atwood (1804 - 1868)*
  Mary Bell Atwood (1805 - 1870)*
  Olive Atwood Bursiel (1807 - 1854)*
  John Atwood (1808 - 1881)*
  David Atwood (1815 - 1889)
  Jane Gordon Atwood Barr (1819 - 1895)*
  Clarinda Atwood (1822 - 1838)*
  Isaac B. Atwood (1824 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 20, 2003
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