CHEADLE, Joseph Bonaparte, (1842 - 1904)


CHEADLE, Joseph Bonaparte, a Representative from Indiana; born in Perrysville, Vermillion County, Ind., August 14, 1842; attended the common schools; entered Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., but upon the organization of the Seventy-first Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, enlisted as a private in Company K and served until the close of the Civil War; returned home and entered upon the study of law; was graduated from the Indianapolis Law College in 1867; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport, Ind.; continued in practice until 1873, when he entered upon newspaper work; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890, and for nomination to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses in 1892 and 1894; affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1896; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 and 1898 on the Democratic and Populist tickets; editor of the American Standard in 1896; died in Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind., May 28, 1904; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.