John A. McDowell

John Anderson McDowell ( born September 25, 1853 in Killbuck, Holmes County, Ohio; † October 2, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1901 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John McDowell attended the public schools of his home, the Millersburg High School and the Lebanon Normal College, also in Ohio. Between 1870 and 1877 he was a teacher in the public schools in his homeland. He then headed in the years 1877-1879 the Millersburg High School. From 1879 to 1896 he served as school board for schools in Millersburg. In between, he graduated in 1887, Mount Union College in Alliance. In the following years he worked in the teaching profession. From 1896 to 1917, with the interruption during his time Congress, he taught at the College of Wooster. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1896 McDowell was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Addison S. McClure on March 4, 1897. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1901 two legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1900, McDowell was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives sat McDowell his career in the teaching profession continues. From 1908 to 1927 he was next to his other duties in the teaching profession and school board in Ashland. Between 1911 and 1922 he served as curator of the State Normal College in Kent. In 1921 he became president of the Northeastern Ohio Teachers 'Association in 1926 and the Ohio State Teachers' Association. He also dealt with agricultural matters. He died on October 2, 1927 in Cleveland and was buried in Millersburg.