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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.

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. He 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.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah M. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

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

1879-1881
Succeeded by
William S. Holman

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