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James H. Woodworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd district
In office
Preceded by John Wentworth
Succeeded by John F. Farnsworth
12th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by James Curtiss
Succeeded by James Curtiss
Chicago City Council
In office
Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Illinois State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born December 4, 1804(1804-12-04)
Greenwich, Washington County New York
Died March 26, 1869(1869-03-26) (aged 64)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political party Independent Democrat Republican
Spouse(s) Almyra Booth (m. 1842–1869) «start: (1842)–end+1: (1870)»"Marriage: Almyra Booth to James Hutchinson Woodworth" Location: (linkback:
Children Virginia W Van Wyck, Julia M, Lucius B
Residence Chicago, Illinois

James Hutchinson Woodworth (December 4, 1804 – March 26, 1869) was an American politician who served as the Illinois State Senate and in the Illinois State House of Representatives, served as a Chicago Alderman, was elected to consecutive terms as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1848–1850) as an Independent Democrat, and served one term in the US House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party.

Woodworth was born on December 4, 1804 in Greenwhich, New York.[1] He was married to Almrya Booth from 1842 until his death in 1869. They had two children. Woodoworth died on March 26, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois from an illness, aged 64.


  1. "James Hutchinson Woodworth". Chicago's Mayors. Chicago Public Library. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-12.

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