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John Alexander Caldwell
Birth: Apr. 21, 1852
Death: May 24, 1927

U.S. Congressman, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Judge. Born in Fairhaven, Ohio, he was educated in the common schools and later taught school while studying law. Caldwell graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1876 and was admitted to the bar. He commenced to practice as an attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1878 and was elected as the prosecuting attorney of the Cincinnati Police Court in 1881 and again from 1883 to 1885. In 1887, Caldwell became Judge of the Cincinnati Police Court and the president of the Ohio League of Republicans. Elected to represent Ohio's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1889 to 1894. While a Congressman, he is best remembered for introducing a bill to ban the sale of lottery tickets through the mail. He was also a supporter of extending the free postal delivery system. Caldwell resigned from the legislature on May 4, 1889 to accept election as the Mayor of Cincinnati and served until 1897. He became the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio under Governor George K. Nash from 1900 to 1902 and also served as Ohio's delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900. In 1902, Caldwell was elected as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio and served in that capacity until his death in 1927. He died at his residence in Cumminsville, Ohio when he was 75 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Porter Caldwell (1825 - 1899)
  Sarah Jane Pinkerton Caldwell (1828 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Belle Eversull Caldwell (____ - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  John Alexander Caldwell (1877 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  William L Caldwell (1850 - 1887)*
  John Alexander Caldwell (1852 - 1927)
  Henry M. Caldwell (1855 - 1947)*
  Irving G Caldwell (1858 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 113, Lot 51
 
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Record added: Nov 12, 2002
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John Alexander Caldwell
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