John W. McCormick

John Watts McCormick (* December 20, 1831 in Gallipolis, Ohio; † June 25, 1917 ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John McCormick attended the public schools of his home and then the Ohio Wesleyan University in the city of Delaware. Then he graduated from the Ohio University in Athens. In the following years he worked in agriculture and especially in the field of animal husbandry. At times, he also worked as a teacher and later as a minister of the Methodist Church. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In 1873 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state.

In the congressional elections of 1882 McCormick was in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry S. Neal on March 4, 1883. Since he has not been confirmed in 1884, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, John McCormick operated again in agriculture. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 25 June 1917 in Gallipolis.