Jonathan Taylor (congressman)

Jonathan Taylor ( * 1796 in Mansfield, Connecticut, † April 1848 in Newark, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth was Jonathan Taylor to Newark, Ohio, where he received an academic education. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. He was later appointed by the Governor of Ohio in a commission to clarify the disputed boundary question with the State of Michigan. Taylor was also a member of the state militia, in which he rose to be brigadier general. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1831 and 1833 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1833 to 1836 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1838, Taylor was the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander Harper on March 4, 1839. Until March 3, 1841, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Taylor is no longer politically have appeared. He died in April 1848 in Newark.