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John CHANEY

(1790-1881)

CHANEY, John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington County, Md., January 12, 1790; moved with his parents to Pennsylvania; received a limited schooling; moved to Ohio in 1810 and settled in Bloom Township, Fairfield County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace in 1821, 1824, and 1827; trustee of Bloom Township for twenty-three years; major, colonel, and paymaster in the Ohio State Militia; member of the State house of representatives 1828-1830; elected associate judge of Fairfield County in 1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1839); returned to Ohio and settled in Canal Winchester, Franklin County; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1842 and served as speaker; member of the village council; served in the State senate in 1844 and 1845; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1855; served as a delegate to the Maryland constitutional convention in 1851; died at Canal Winchester, Ohio, April 10, 1881; interment in Union Grove Cemetery.

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

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