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|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Ohio's 15th district
March 4, 1857 –March 3, 1859
|Preceded by||William R. Sapp|
|Succeeded by||William Helmick|
|Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives |
from the Coshocton County district
December 3, 1838 –December 1, 1839
|Preceded by||James Matthews|
F. W. Thornhill
|Succeeded by||James Ravencraft|
December 7, 1840 –December 5, 1841
|Preceded by||James Ravencraft|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Meredith|
|Born||March 11, 1800|
|Died||May 12, 1875 75) (aged|
|Resting place||Oak Ridge Cemetery|
Joseph Burns (March 11, 1800 – May 12, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Waynesboro, Virginia, Burns moved to Ohio with his parents in 1815. Where they initially settled in New Philadelphia in 1815. Later moving to Coshocton, Coshocton County, in 1816. He attended the urban schools.[ vague ] He was engaged in industrial pursuits.[ vague ]He was the Auditor of Coshocton County from 1821 to 1838. He served as member of the State House of Representatives 1838–1840. County clerk 1843–1851. He served as a major general in the State militia.[ when? ] He was a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler.
Burns was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He was engaged in the drug business in Coshocton, Ohio. [ vague ]Probate judge of Coshocton County [ when? ]. He died in Coshocton, Ohio, on May 12, 1875. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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