John Crowell (Ohio)

John Crowell ( born September 15, 1801 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; † March 8, 1883 in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician ( Whig Party ).


John Crowell moved in 1806 with his parents to Ohio, where they settled in Rome. There he attended the district school. Crowell moved in 1822 to Warren (Ohio ), where he visited the Warren Academy until 1825. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827 and then began to practice in Warren. He also was there co-owner and editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle.

Crowell also pursued a political career. He was in 1840 a ​​member of the Senate of Ohio. Then he was elected to the 30th U.S. Congress and re-elected in the following 31 U.S. Congress. He decided in 1850 against a candidacy for the 32nd U.S. Congress. Crowell worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1847 to 3 March 1851.

After the expiration of his term in 1852, he moved to Cleveland, where he worked as a lawyer again. Crowell was twenty years in the militia and held there last the rank of major general. He worked as an editor for the Western Law Monthly and was a faculty member at the Homeopathic Medical College. In addition, he held from 1862 until his resignation in 1876, the position of president at Ohio State and Union Law College.

Crowell died in 1883 in Cleveland and was buried there on the Lake View Cemetery.