The Road to Civil War

John Hutchins

(July 25, 1812 — November 20, 1891) John Hutchins, (cousin of Wells Andrews Hutchins), a Representative from Ohio; born in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 25, 1812; attended the district schools and Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Warren, Trumbull County; clerk of the common pleas court for Trumbull County 1838-1843; member of the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1850; mayor of Warren two years; member of the Warren Board of Education six years; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed the practice of law in Warren; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1868 and continued the practice of law; died in Cleveland, Ohio, November 20, 1891; interment in Lakeview Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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