History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Thomas Hedge
THOMAS HEDGE was born at Burlington in the Territory of Iowa, on the 24th of June, 1844. He received a college education, graduating from Yale in 1867 and from Columbia College Law Department in 1869. He served as a lieutenant in a New York regiment during the Civil War and, returning to Burlington, entered upon the practice of law. In 1898 he was elected on the Republican ticket to Congress from the First District, was reëlected in 1900 and again in 1902.