CALDWELL, John Alexander, (1852 - 1927)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CALDWELL, John Alexander, a Representative from Ohio; born in Fairhaven, Preble County, Ohio, April 21, 1852; educated in the common schools of his native county and also by private teachers; taught school for several years; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1876; was admitted to the bar the same year; again engaged in teaching; commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1878; prosecuting attorney of the Cincinnati police court 1881-1885; elected judge of the city police court in 1887; elected president of the Ohio League of Republican Clubs in 1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, until May 4, 1894, when he resigned; mayor of Cincinnati 1894-1897; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1899-1901; elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1902, and served until his death in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 24, 1927; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.