Joseph J. Gravely

Joseph Jackson Gravely (* September 25, 1828 in Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia; † April 28, 1872 in Stockton, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1869 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Gravely attended the public schools of his home. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture and as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. From 1853 to 1854 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In 1854 he moved to Missouri. In 1860, Gravely was there a delegate to a meeting to revise the State Constitution. During the Civil War he was a colonel in the army of the Union. In addition he was in the years 1862 and 1864 at the Senate of Missouri.

Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1866 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John R. Kelso on March 4, 1867. Until March 3, 1869, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the quarrels between his party and President Andrew Johnson. In 1868 the 14th Amendment was ratified.

Between 1871 and 1872 Joseph Gravely served as Deputy Governor Deputy Governor B. Gratz Brown. He died on April 28, 1872 in Stockton.