Joshua Reed Giddings

Joshua Reed Giddings

Birth
Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 May 1864 (aged 68)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 8079198 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. After serving in the War of 1812, he taught school, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced to practice law in Jefferson, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives, in 1826 and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Elisha Whittlesey, in 1842. He was reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth through Thirtieth Congresses, as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-first through Thirty-third Congresses, elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving until 1859. Declining to be a candidate for reelection, he was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as consul general to the British North American Provinces Canada, in 1861 and served until his death at age 68.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8079198
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Reed Giddings (6 Oct 1795–27 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8079198, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .