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Moses J. Wentworth
Moses J. Wentworth was an American lawyer and politician from Chicago, Illinois who served as a member of the 29th Illinois General Assembly, in the Illinois House of Representatives, from the 1st district. He was elected as a member of the short-lived Illinois Opposition Party. While in the Illinois General Assembly, he introduced the successful statute which required compulsory school attendance in Illinois.
By 1896 he was associated with the Democratic Party, and was a gold Democrat delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention.
He was the nephew of "Long John" Wentworth, mayor of Chicago, and handled his uncle's business affairs and estate.
- ^ 'Illinois Legislative Manual for 1875,' Roster of the Illinois House of Representatives, pg. 88
- ^ Editorial: "Compulsory Schooling in Illinois" Skandinaven April 22, 1879
- ^ "Silver Men Confident; Have No Doubt They Will Control the Chicago Convention; Talk Like Wild Fanatics" New York Times June 30, 1896