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Joseph CABLE

(1801-1880)

CABLE, Joseph, (great-grandfather of John Levi Cable), a Representative from Ohio; born in Jefferson County, then in the Terrritory Northwest of the River Ohio (now in the State of Ohio), April 17, 1801; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jefferson County; established and published the Jeffersonian and Democrat at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1831 and later the Ohio Patriot at New Lisbon, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1853 and published the Daily Sandusky Minor; in 1857 established the American and later the Bulletin at Van Wert, Ohio; moved to Wauseon, Ohio, and established the Wauseon Republican; subsequently moved to Paulding, where he published the Political Review; died in Paulding, Ohio, May 1, 1880; interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

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

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