Term: Walworth, John 1804 - 1895
Definition: newspaperman, politician, b. Sodus, N.Y. He attended Norwich Academy, taught briefly in the East, and for a time did missionary work in Illinois and Michigan. In 1846 he moved to Wisconsin, settling in Monroe, where from 1851 to 1854 he edited the Monroe Sentinel. One of the leaders in organizing the Republican party in Wisconsin, Walworth presided over one of its first state meetings (held in Madison, July, 1854). From 1858 to 1863, Walworth, with various partners, edited the Richland County Observer, and during the Civil War he served briefly as a chaplain. He represented Richland County in the state assembly (1863-1864), and following the Civil War continued to be active in newspaper work, living most of the remainder of his life in Richland Center, and editing papers there, as well as in Boscobel and Monroe. C. R. Tuttle, IIlus. Hist.... Wis. (Boston, 1875); C. A. Walworth, Walworths of Amer. (Albany, N.Y., 1897); Wis. Legis. Manual (1863); Richland Center Republican Observer, Jan. 3, 1895.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]