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Jonathan SLOANE

(1785-1854)

SLOANE, Jonathan, a Representative from Ohio; born in Pelham, Mass., in November 1785; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; was also general agent of the Tappan family for the sale of lands; prosecuting attorney of Portage County in 1819; member of the state house of representatives 1820-1822; served in the state senate in 1826 and 1827; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third and the Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836; retired from business activities on account of ill health; died in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, April 25, 1854; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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