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Thompson Dimock Weeks (November 5, 1832 February 12, 1901) was an American lawyer and legislator.

Born in Norwich, Massachusetts, he settled in Lyons, Wisconsin Territory, in 1843. Weeks then moved to Whitewater, Wisconsin in 1860. Weeks graduated from Lawrence University in 1858 and Albany Law School in 1859. He then practiced law in Wisconsin. Weeks served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1867 as a Republican and then in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1874 and in 1895. Weeks also served on the board or regents for Wisconsin normal schools. He died in Whitewater, Wisconsin. [1] [2]

Lyons, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin Territory territory of the USA between 1836-1848

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  1. 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of Thompson D. Weeks,' pg. 670
  2. 'History of Walworth County, Wisconsin,' Albert Clayton Beckwith, Bowen: 1912, Spencer Weeks, pg. 1107-1110 (information about Thompson Weeks in this section)

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