Joseph Burns (U.S. politician)

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Joseph Burns
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1857 March 3, 1859
Preceded by William R. Sapp
Succeeded by William Helmick
Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives
from the Coshocton County district
In office
December 3, 1838 December 1, 1839
Preceded byJames Matthews
F. W. Thornhill
Succeeded byJames Ravencraft
In office
December 7, 1840 December 5, 1841
Preceded byJames Ravencraft
Succeeded byJesse Meredith
Personal details
Born(1800-03-11)March 11, 1800
Waynesboro, Virginia
DiedMay 12, 1875(1875-05-12) (aged 75)
Coshocton, Ohio
Resting placeOak Ridge Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Joseph Burns (March 11, 1800 – May 12, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

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Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

Born in Waynesboro, Virginia, Burns moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in New Philadelphia in 1815, and near Coshocton, Coshocton County, in 1816. He attended the urban schools. He engaged in industrial pursuits. Auditor of Coshocton County 1821–1838. 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. He was a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler. [1]

Waynesboro, Virginia Independent city in Virginia, United States

Waynesboro, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,006.

New Philadelphia, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

New Philadelphia is a city in and the county seat of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The county's largest city, New Philadelphia is located on the Tuscarawas River. It is located 71 miles (114 km) south of Cleveland and 119 miles (192 km) northeast of Columbus. The population was 17,288 at the 2010 census.

Lewis Cass American politician

Lewis Cass was an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate and served in the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was also the 1848 Democratic presidential nominee and a leading spokesman for the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which held that the people in each territory should decide whether to permit slavery.

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 engaged in the drug business in Coshocton, Ohio. Probate judge of Coshocton County. He died in Coshocton, Ohio, May 11, 1876. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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35th United States Congress

The Thirty-fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1857, to March 4, 1859, during the first two years of James Buchanan's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventh Census of the United States in 1850. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.

36th United States Congress

The Thirty-sixth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1859, to March 4, 1861, during the third and fourth years of James Buchanan's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Seventh Census of the United States in 1850. The Senate had a Democratic majority, and the House had a Republican plurality.

Sources

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William R. Sapp
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
1857–1859
Succeeded by
William Helmick

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