HASTINGS, John, (1778 - 1854)

HASTINGS, John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Ireland in 1778; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law in Lisbon, Ohio; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mississippi; engaged in various business enterprises; returned to Ohio and settled in Hanover Township, Columbiana County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Hanoverton, Ohio, December 8, 1854; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery, Hanoverton, Ohio.