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.

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. [1]

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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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