James D. Post

James Douglass Post ( * November 25, 1863 in Milledgeville, Ohio; † April 1, 1921 in Washington Court House, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1915 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Post attended the common schools. In 1882 he graduated from the National Normal University in Lebanon. After that, he spent five years as a teacher. After studying law and his 1887 was admitted to the bar he began in Washington Court House to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1910 post office was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican J. Warren Keifer on March 4, 1911. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1915 two legislative sessions. Since 1913 he was Chairman of the Election Committee Committee on Elections No.. 1 During his time as a congressman of the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1914 renounced post on another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on April 1, 1921 in Washington Court House, where he was also buried.