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John SLOANE

(1779-1856)

SLOANE, John, a Representative from Ohio; born in York, Pa., in 1779; moved to Ohio in early youth; completed preparatory studies; member of the state house of representatives 1803-1805 and in 1807; colonel of militia in the War of 1812; United States receiver of public moneys at Canton, Ohio, 1808-1816 and at Wooster 1816-1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Elections (Seventeenth through Twentieth Congresses); appointed clerk of the court of common pleas of Wayne County in 1831 and served several years; secretary of state of Ohio 1841-1844; Treasurer of the United States from November 27, 1850, to April 6, 1853; died in Wooster, Ohio, May 15, 1856; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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