EMRIE, Jonas Reece, (1812 - 1869)


Carte-de-visite, 1857-1869, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

EMRIE, Jonas Reece, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, April 25, 1812; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio; editor and publisher of the Hillsboro Gazette 1839-1848 and 1854-1856; leader in organizing the Hillsboro Female College; appointed postmaster of Hillsboro April 8, 1839, and served until February 23, 1841; member of the State senate in 1847 and 1848; first probate judge of Highland County 1851-1854; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; moved to Mound City, Pulaski County, Ill., in 1857; engaged in mercantile pursuits, conducted a newspaper, and practiced law; police magistrate of the city in 1858; township treasurer of schools; master in chancery of Pulaski County, Ill.; died in Mound City, Ill., June 5, 1869; interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.