WINANS, James January, (1818 - 1879)


WINANS, James January, a Representative from Ohio; born in Maysville, Ky., June 7, 1818; moved with his parents to Greene County, Ohio; attended the common schools and the University of Lexington, Kentucky; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Lexington, Ky., in 1841 and commenced practice in Indiana; moved to Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, in 1843 and continued the practice of law; clerk of the Greene County Courts 1845-1851; served in the State senate in 1857; member of the State house of representatives in 1863; judge of the court of common pleas 1864-1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Xenia, Ohio, April 28, 1879; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.