John Crowell (Ohio)

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John Crowell
File:John Crowell (Ohio) 1882.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by Daniel R. Tilden
Succeeded by Eben Newton
Personal details
Born (1801-09-15)September 15, 1801
East Haddam, Connecticut
Died March 8, 1883(1883-03-08) (aged 81)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Eliza B. Estabrook
Children four
Signature John Crowell (Ohio)'s signature

John Crowell (September 15, 1801 – March 8, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in East Haddam, Connecticut, Crowell moved to Ohio in 1806 with his parents, who settled in Rome Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, where his father, Samuel Crowell, was the first settler.[1] He attended the district school. He moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1822. He attended Warren Academy 1822-1825. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Warren. He was also part owner and editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle at Warren. He served as member of the State senate in 1840.

Crowell was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851). In the 1846 election he defeated John Hutchins, abolitionist, and Rufus P. Ranney, Democrat.[1] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850. He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1852 and resumed the practice of law. He served in the State militia for twenty years, holding the rank of brigadier general and subsequently that of major general. He became editor of the Western Law Monthly, published in Cleveland, and a member of the faculty of the Homeopathic Medical College. He served as president of the Ohio State and Union Law College of Cleveland from 1862 to 1876, when he retired. He died in Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1883. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery.

Crowell was married to Eliza B. Estabrook in 1833, and had four children.[1]


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Ohio Senate
Preceded by
David Tod
Senator from Trumbull County District
December 7, 1840-December 4, 1842
Succeeded by
Eben Newton
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel R. Tilden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Eben Newton