David A. Starkweather

David Austin Starkweather ( born January 21, 1802 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut; † July 12, 1876 in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American diplomat and politician of the Democratic Party. March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1841 to March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 18th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Born Starkweather in Preston, Connecticut. At Williams College in Massachusetts, he finished his schooling. He then studied law in Cooperstown, New York. In 1825 he was admitted to the bar and was henceforth active in Mansfield. From 1833 to 1835 he took over his first political office in the House of Representatives from Ohio. From 1836 to 1838 he sat in the state Senate.

For the first time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was elected in 1838, 1840 failed his re-election. 1844 new collection he succeeded to the House, for re-election, he did not start. In 1848 he was a member of the Electoral College.

Between 1854 and 1857 Starkweather was then the 8th United States Minister to Chile. In 1860 he ran again unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

1876 ​​Starkweather died from a paralysis in his daughter's house in Cleveland. Overall, he had four children, three daughters and a son.