James Caldwell (Ohio)

James Caldwell ( born November 30, 1770 in Baltimore, Maryland; † May 1838 in Wheeling, West Virginia ) was an American politician of the Democratic- Republican Party. From 1813 to 1817 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 4th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


In Baltimore James Caldwell was born in 1770. Later he moved to Wheeling, which was still at that time in Virginia. In 1799 he finally moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio. For the Belmont County he was a member of the Constituent Assembly of Ohio 1802. From 1809 to 1813 he sat for the Belmont County in the state Senate.

In the 1812 congressional elections, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There he represented the newly created 4th Congressional District. Once, in 1814, he was re-elected. Caldwell retired in 1817 from the House of Representatives from. In May 1838, he died in Wheeling, whither he had retired to his retirement from the House of Representatives. He was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in St. Clairsville.