Patrick Gaines Goode

Patrick Gaines Goode ( born May 10, 1798 Charlotte County, Virginia; † October 17, 1862 in Sidney, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1843 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Still in his early youth came Patrick Goode with his parents in the Wayne County, Ohio. He attended the Xenia Academy and the public schools in Philadelphia ( Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law degree in 1821 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he first began in Madison (Indiana) and then to work in Shelby County in Ohio in this profession. Politically, he joined in the 1830s, the Whig party. Between 1833 and 1835 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Goode was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Halsey Crane on March 4, 1837. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1843 three legislative periods. The time from 1841 was marked 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.

Goode has also served as a minister of the Methodist Church and also held during his time in Washington almost every Sunday preaching. Even after his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he was on to this activity. Between 1844 and 1851 he served also as a judge at the Court of Appeal. He died on October 17, 1862 in Sidney.