John F. McKinney

John Franklin McKinney (* April 12, 1827 in Piqua, Ohio, † June 13, 1903 ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1865, and again from 1871 to 1873, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John McKinney attended both public and private schools as well as the Piqua Academy and the Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware. After a subsequent law degree in 1850 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Piqua in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1852 and 1888 he participated as a delegate to all Democratic National Conventions.

In the congressional elections of 1862 McKinney was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Allen on March 4, 1863. As he defeated Republican William Lawrence in 1864, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1865. This was marked by the events of the Civil War. In the elections of 1870, McKinney was re-elected in the fourth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Lawrence again on March 4, 1871. Since he did not run in 1872, he could spend up to March 3, 1873 just another term of office.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John McKinney practiced as a lawyer again. In 1879 and 1880 he was chairman of the Democratic Party in Ohio. He died on June 13, 1903 in Piqua, where he was also buried.