John F. Follett

John Fassett Follett ( born February 18, 1831 in near Enosburgh, Franklin County, Vermont, † April 15, 1902 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1883 to 1885 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


John Fassett Follett was born near Enosburg, Vermont. In 1837 he moved with his parents to Ohio. They settled there in Licking County. He attended the public schools and studied law at Marietta College. In 1855 he completed his studies. Subsequently he was for two years a teacher in a school. In 1858 he was finally admitted to the bar; He began practicing in the same year. From 1866 to 1868 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio, which he chaired in 1868. He moved to Cincinnati to be there again worked as a lawyer.

As the successor of Benjamin Butterworth, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Ohio in the U.S. congressional elections in 1882. In 1885 he resigned from the Congress. He went back to Cincinnati to once again be active as a lawyer.

Follett died in 1902 in Cincinnati and was buried in the local Spring Grove Cemetery.