Willis Sweet

Willis Sweet

Birth
Alburgh, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA
Death 9 Jul 1925 (aged 69)
San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial Mayaguez, Mayaguez Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Memorial ID 7687807 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Alburg Springs, Vermont, he moved to the Idaho Territory, and served in a number of judicial positions, including United States Attorney for Idaho, and Associate Justice of the Idaho Territorial Supreme Court. When the state was admitted into the Union in 1890, he was elected to represent it as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives. As Idaho's first national congressman, he served from 1890 to 1895. In 1903 he was appointed as Attorney General for the newly acquired territory of Puerto Rico, serving in that office from 1903 to 1905. He remained in Puerto Rico for the remainder of this life, and served as a newspaper editor from 1913 until his death in 1925.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 15 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7687807
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Sweet (1 Jan 1856–9 Jul 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7687807, citing Cementerio Municipal Antiguo, Mayaguez, Mayaguez Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .