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Mordecai BARTLEY

(1783-1870)

BARTLEY, Mordecai, a Representative from Ohio; born in Fayette County, Pa., December 16, 1783; attended school in Virginia; moved to Ohio in 1809 and settled in Jefferson County; served in the War of 1812 as captain and was promoted to adjutant; settled on a farm in Richland County in 1814 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate in 1817 and 1818; elected register of the land office of Virginia military district school lands in 1818 and served until his resignation in 1823, having been elected to Congress; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, and as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1831); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830; resumed agricultural pursuits; moved to Mansfield in 1834 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; Governor of Ohio 1844-1846; declined reelection and again engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, October 10, 1870; interment in Mansfield Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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