FOLLETT, John Fassett, (1831 - 1902)


FOLLETT, John Fassett, a Representative from Ohio; born near Enosburg, Franklin County, Vt., February 18, 1831; moved to Ohio in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Licking County; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Marietta (Ohio) College in 1855; taught school two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced; member of the State house of representatives 1866-1868; served as speaker in 1868; moved to Cincinnati in 1868 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 15, 1902; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.