KLEINER, John Jay, (1845 - 1911)


KLEINER, John Jay, a Representative from Indiana; born in West Hanover, Dauphin County, Pa., February 8, 1845; moved to Medina County, Ohio, in 1850 with his parents, who settled near Wadsworth; attended the public schools and assisted his father in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted on June 20, 1863, in Company G, Eighty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until February 10, 1864; returned to Wadsworth, Ohio, where he resided until 1867; moved to Evansville, Ind., in 1867; taught in the Evansville Business College and edited the Saturday Argus of that city; member of the city council of Evansville in 1873; engaged in the manufacture and sale of lumber; mayor of Evansville 1874-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; engaged in the real estate business and stock raising at Pierre, S.Dak., in 1887; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1890 and engaged in the real estate business until his death in Takoma Park, Md., April 8, 1911; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.