Jeptha D. New

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Jeptha D. New.

Jeptha Dudley New (November 28, 1830 – July 9, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. He was the grandson of Jethro New, brother of John C. New, and uncle of Harry Stewart New.

Born in Vernon, Indiana, New was graduated from Vernon (Indiana) Academy and Bethany (W.Virginia) College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and practiced in Vernon, Indiana, until 1864. One of his law partners was Thomas W. Woollen, who would later become Indiana Attorney General.[1] New served as mayor of Vernon 1852-1854. He served as prosecuting attorney of Jennings County, Indiana, from 1860 to 1864. He served as judge of the district court of common pleas 1864-1868. He resumed the practice of law in Vernon.

New was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress.

New was elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1880. He served as judge of the sixth judicial circuit of Indiana 1882-1888. Appellate judge in 1891. He was nominated by the Democratic Party as a candidate for judge of the supreme court of Indiana in 1892, but died before the election in Vernon, Indiana, July 9, 1892. He was interred in Vernon Cemetery.

References

  1. ^ Monks, Leander John (1916). Courts and lawyers of Indiana. Indianapolis: Federal Publishing Company.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

1875-1877
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

1879-1881
Succeeded by
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