Joseph J. Gill

Joseph John Gill ( born September 21, 1846 in Barnesville, Ohio; † May 22, 1920 in Steubenville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1903 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1848 Joseph Gill came with his parents to Mount Pleasant. After studying law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his 1868 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Jefferson County in this profession. Later he also worked in the banking industry, the iron processing and in the newspaper business. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

After the death of Mr Lorenzo Danford Gill was at the due election for the 16th seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 4, 1899. After two re- elections he could remain until his resignation for health reasons on 31 October 1903 Congress. He was known as a good speaker, and sat down for improvements along the Ohio River, as well as a gold standard. In Steubenville, he was responsible for the financial support for the construction of the first hospital. He died on 22 May 1920.