Joseph Cable

Joseph Cable ( born April 17, 1801 Jefferson County, Northwest Territory, † May 1, 1880 in Paulding, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1853 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Cable was born in 1801 in the Northwest Territory, which later fell to the state of Ohio. He attended the common schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Jefferson County in this profession. In 1831 he published the newspaper Jeffersonian Democrat and in Steubenville. Later, he became publisher of the newspaper Ohio Patriot, which appeared in New Lisbon. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1848, Cable was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Fries on March 4, 1849. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1853 two legislative sessions. This period was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. Among other things, introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

1852 Cable renounced to another candidacy. The following year he moved to Sandusky, where he edited the newspaper Daily Sandusky Minor. Since 1857, he transferred to various other cities in Ohio newspapers. He died on 1 May 1880 in Paulding, where he was also buried. His great-grandson John L. Cable (1884-1971) was also a congressman.