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John Franklin McKINNEY

(1827-1903)

McKINNEY, John Franklin, a Representative from Ohio; born near Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, April 12, 1827; attended the country and private schools, the Piqua Academy, and the Ohio Wesleyan College, Delaware, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Piqua; delegate to all the Democratic National Conventions from 1850 to 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate in 1864 for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress; again elected to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the Democratic State executive committee in 1879 and 1880; died in Piqua, Ohio, June 13, 1903; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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