STARKWEATHER, David Austin, (1802 - 1876)


STARKWEATHER, David Austin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Preston, Conn., January 21, 1802; received an academic education; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Mansfield, Ohio; moved to Canton, Ohio, in 1827 and continued the practice of law; judge of one of the higher courts in Stark County, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835; served in the State senate 1836-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1852; Minister to Chile 1854-1857; lived in retirement until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 12, 1876; interment in Lake View Cemetery.