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John Watts McCORMICK

(1831-1917)

McCORMICK, John Watts, a Representative from Ohio; born near Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, December 20, 1831; attended the common schools, the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, and the Ohio University at Athens; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; taught school and later became a Methodist minister; delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; trustee of Rio Grande College 1883-1885; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Gallipolis, Ohio, June 25, 1917; interment in Mount Zion Cemetery near Gallipolis, Ohio.

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

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