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John Milton GOODENOW

(1782-1838)

GOODENOW, John Milton, a Representative from Ohio; born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, N.H., in 1782; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1813; appointed collector of direct taxes and internal duties for the sixth collection district of Ohio in 1817; member of the State house of representatives in 1823; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1829, until April 9, 1830, when he resigned, having been chosen a judge of the supreme court of Ohio; resigned in the summer of 1830 on account of ill health; moved to Cincinnati in 1832; appointed presiding judge of the court of common pleas in 1833; died in New Orleans in July 1838; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati.

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

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