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Joseph Burns (U.S. politician)

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Joseph Burns
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byWilliam R. Sapp
Succeeded byWilliam Helmick
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
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 partyDemocratic

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, 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]

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 12, 1875. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 255
  • Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 255.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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