OUTHWAITE, Joseph Hodson, (1841 - 1907)


“The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen” (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

OUTHWAITE, Joseph Hodson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 5, 1841; attended the public schools of Zanesville, Ohio; taught in the high school of that city 1862-1864; principal of a grammar school in Columbus, Ohio, 1864-1867; studied law while teaching; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and practiced from 1867 to 1871 at Osceola, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, Ohio, 1874-1878; trustee of the county children’s home 1879-1883; trustee of the sinking fund of the city of Columbus in 1883; reappointed in 1884 for a term of five years; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); appointed a member of the commission to codify the laws of the United States; civilian member of the Board of Ordnance and Fortification 1895-1899; member of the board of trustees of Ohio State University at Columbus from December 1896 to January 1898; dean of the law school of Ohio State University from 1904 until his death in Columbus, Ohio, December 9, 1907; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.