John B. Rice

John Birchard Rice ( born June 23, 1832 in Fremont, Ohio; † January 14, 1893 ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Rice attended the public schools of his home and then Oberlin College. Subsequently, he studied until 1857 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor medicine. In the following two years he intensified his acquired knowledge of medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and in 1859 at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Then he stopped at various medical schools in Ohio lectures on military medicine. During the Civil War he was a military doctor in various units in the army of the Union. Later he served as curator of the state hospital in Toledo and belonged to the Health Committee his hometown of Fremont.

Politically, Rice was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1880 he was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Ewing on March 4, 1881. Since he resigned in 1882 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Rice practiced in Fremont as a doctor. He is also passed on 14 January 1893.