John D. Cummins

John D. Cummins (* 1791 in Pennsylvania; † 11 September 1849 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ) was an American politician. Between 1845 and 1849 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither the exact date of birth nor the birthplace of John Cummins have survived. He attended the common schools and later the Jefferson College in Canonsburg. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in New Philadelphia ( Ohio) to work in this profession. Between 1836 and 1841 he was a prosecutor in Tuscarawas County. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1844 Cummins was in the 16th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Mathews on March 4, 1845. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1849 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War. John Cummins died on September 11, 1849, six months after the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives while he attended a court hearing in Milwaukee.