Joseph H. Outhwaite

Joseph Hodson Outhwaite ( born December 5, 1841 in Cleveland, Ohio; † December 9, 1907 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1895 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Outhwaite attended the public schools in Zanesville. Between 1862 and 1864 he worked at the local high school as a teacher. From 1864 to 1867 he was director (principal ) of the Grammar School in Columbus. After a while studying law and his 1866 was admitted as a lawyer, he began in 1867 in Osceola (Missouri ) to work in this profession. He then returned to Ohio, where he was 1874-1878 prosecutor in Franklin County. From 1879 to 1883 he served as curator of the local county children's home. Between 1883 and 1885 he managed the redemption fund of the city of Columbus. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Outhwaite in the 13th electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George L. Converse on March 4, 1885. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 five legislative sessions. From 1891 to 1893 he represented there the ninth and then the twelfth district of his state. These changes were due to restructuring of electoral districts in Ohio. From 1887 to 1889 was Chairman of the Committee on Outhwaite Pacific Railroads; 1891 to 1895 he headed the Military Committee. He also acted in a commission for the codification of federal legislation (Commission to codify the laws of the United States ) with.

From 1895 to 1899 Outhwaite was a civilian member of the Board of Ordnance and Fortification. Between 1896 and 1898 he also sat on the Board of the Ohio State University in Columbus. Since 1904 he was dean of the law faculty of the university. He died on December 9, 1907 in Columbus, where he was also buried.