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Patrick Gaines GOODE

(1798-1862)

GOODE, Patrick Gaines, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cornwall parish, Charlotte County, Va., May 10, 1798; moved with his parents early in life to Wayne County, Ohio; attended Xenia (Ohio) Academy and the public schools in Philadelphia, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and practiced in Madison, Ind., and then in Shelby County, Ohio; member of the Ohio house of representatives 1833-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; was a local preacher nearly all his life and occupied a pulpit almost every Sunday while in Washington during his congressional career; subsequently joined the Methodist Episcopal clergy in the central Ohio conference and preached until near the close of his life; judge of the court of common pleas 1844-1851; died in Sidney, Ohio, on October 17, 1862; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

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

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