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Joseph Ridgway

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Joseph Ridgway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byJeremiah McLene
Succeeded byJohn I. Vanmeter
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Franklin County
In office
December 1, 1828 – December 6, 1829
Preceded byT. C. Flourney
Succeeded byWilliam Doherty
In office
December 6, 1830 – December 4, 1831
Preceded byWilliam Doherty
Succeeded byP. H. Olmstead
Personal details
Born(1783-05-06)May 6, 1783
Staten Island, New York
DiedFebruary 1, 1861(1861-02-01) (aged 77)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeGreen Lawn Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Joseph Ridgway grave at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, in the United States. Iron industrialist, he served in the Ohio House of Representatives for two terms, the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms, and the Columbus city council.
Joseph Ridgway grave at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, in the United States. Iron industrialist, he served in the Ohio House of Representatives for two terms, the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms, and the Columbus city council.

Joseph Ridgway (May 6, 1783 – February 1, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Staten Island, New York, Ridgway attended the public schools. Learned the trade of carpenter. He moved to Cayuga County, New York, in 1811 and engaged in the manufacture of plows. He settled in Columbus, Ohio, in 1822 and established an iron foundry. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1828–1832.

Ridgway was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress. He served as member of the State board of equalization. He served as director of the Clinton Bank for twenty years. He served as member of the city council. He died in Columbus, Ohio, February 1, 1861. He was interred in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Sources

  • United States Congress. "Joseph Ridgway (id: R000247)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

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