Jonathan Sloane

Jonathan Sloane (* November 1785 in Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, † April 25, 1854 in Ravenna, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jonathan Sloane attended preparatory schools. In 1812 he graduated from Williams College in Williamstown. After a subsequent law degree in 1816 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Ravenna in this profession. He also worked as a land seller in the private job. In 1819 he was prosecuting attorney in Portage County. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1820 and 1822 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in the years 1826 and 1827 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Sloane was a candidate of the Anti- Masonic Party in the then newly established 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. Since the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

In 1836 Jonathan Sloane gave up another candidacy. As a result, he retired for health reasons to retire back. He died on April 25, 1854 in Ravenna.