John Carey (congressman)

John Carey ( born April 5, 1792 Monongalia County, Virginia, † March 17, 1875 in Carey, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1798, retired, who was born in what is now West Virginia John Carey with his parents in the Northwest Territory, which included the later state of Ohio. About his youth and education, nothing is handed down. He participated in the British -American War of 1812 and served under General William Hull. Between 1825 and 1832 he was Associate Justice. In 1829 he was Indian agent in the Wyandotte Reservation. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1828, 1836 and 1843 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. About 1845 he promoted the construction around the Mad River Railroad between Sandusky and Dayton. He was president of this railroad company. He also founded the city named after him, Carey, Ohio. In the 1850s he joined the Republican Party, founded at that time.

In the congressional elections of 1858 Carey was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Lawrence W. Hall on March 4, 1859. Until March 3, 1861, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events in the immediate run-up to the Civil War.

About the life of John Carey after the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives nothing is handed down. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 17 March 1875 in the town he founded Carey. With his wife Dorcas Wilcox (1790-1867), he had six children.