Joshua Mathiot

Joshua Mathiot ( born April 4, 1800 Connellsville, Pennsylvania, † 30 July 1849 in Newark, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1843 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Around the year 1830 drew Joshua Mathiot to Newark, Ohio. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started to work there in his profession. From 1832 to 1836 he worked as a prosecutor. In 1834, he served as mayor of Newark. Politically, he joined the Whig party to.

In the congressional elections of 1840 Mathiot in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jonathan Taylor on March 4, 1841. Until March 3, 1843, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This period was characterized by the tensions between President John Tyler and the Whigs. It was also at that time already been discussed about a possible annexation of the independent Republic of Texas since 1836 by Mexico.

Joshua Mathiot was a supporter of temperance. At a meeting of the Sandusky he put on with the cholera. At this illness, he died on 30 July 1849.