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John Alexander Caldwell

  • Birth 21 Apr 1852 Fairhaven, Preble County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 24 May 1927 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 113, Lot 51
  • Memorial ID 6921914

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.

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  • Added: 12 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6921914
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Alexander Caldwell (21 Apr 1852–24 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6921914, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .