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Jonathan Hasson WALLACE

(1824-1892)

WALLACE, Jonathan Hasson, a Representative from Ohio; born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, October 31, 1824; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson University), Washington, Pa., in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in New Lisbon, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Columbiana County in 1851 and 1853; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of William McKinley, Jr., to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from May 27, 1884, to March 3, 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Governor Hoadley on March 5, 1885, to fill a vacancy and served one year; continued the practice of law until his death in Lisbon, Ohio, October 28, 1892; interment in Lisbon Cemetery.

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

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