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John Thomson (November 20, 1780 – December 2, 1852) was a United States Representative from Ohio.

John Thomson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byAndrew W. Loomis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJohn Sloane
Succeeded byRobert Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byDuncan McArthur
Succeeded byWilliam Creighton, Jr.
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Columbiana County
In office
1816–1817
Preceded byThomas Rigdon
Robert Stevenson
Succeeded byLewis Kinney
Joseph Richardson
Jacob Roller
Member of the Ohio Senate from Columbiana County
In office
1817–1821
Preceded byJohn G. Young
Succeeded byGideon Hughes
Member of the Ohio Senate from Columbiana, Stark and Wayne counties
In office
1814–1816
Preceded byLewis Kinney
Joseph Richardson
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Personal details
Born(1780-11-20)November 20, 1780
Ireland
DiedDecember 2, 1852(1852-12-02) (aged 72)
New Lisbon, Ohio
Resting placeLisbon Cemetery
Political partyJacksonian

Born in Ireland, Thomson immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1787. He completed preparatory studies. He studied medicine, and in 1806, he moved to New Lisbon, Ohio, and practiced. He served in the Ohio Senate in 1814, 1815, and 1817–1820 and in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1816.

Thomson was elected to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress.

Thomson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1837). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. He resumed the practice of medicine. He died in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Columbiana County, Ohio, December 2, 1852. He was interred in New Lisbon Cemetery.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Thomson (id: T000230)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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