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Thomas Jefferson Hudson

Thomas Jefferson Hudson (October 30, 1839 – January 4, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born near Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1874. He served as prosecuting attorney for Wilson County 1884-1886. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1888, 1896.

Hudson was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. He resumed the practice of law in Fredonia. He served as a Regent of the State college of agriculture in 1897 and 1898. He died in Wichita, Kansas, on January 4, 1923. He was interred in Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Kansas.

Hudson's daughter, Lois Hudson (1873–1948) married Fredonia banker Guy W. Allen, was widowed by his early death, became a famous newspaper editor and publisher, serving as President of the Colorado Press Association. She ended her career in Alaska and is featured in Cherry Lyon Jones' book Remarkable Alaska Women.


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