Adoniram J. Warner

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Adoniram Judson Warner
Adoniram J. Warner.JPG
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by Milton I. Southard
Succeeded by Gibson Atherton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Rufus Dawes
Succeeded by Beriah Wilkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by Joseph D. Taylor
Succeeded by Joseph D. Taylor
Personal details
Born (1834-01-13)January 13, 1834
Buffalo, New York
Died August 12, 1910(1910-08-12) (aged 76)
Marietta, Ohio
Resting place Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta
Political party Democratic
Alma mater New York Central College, McGrawville
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union army brig gen rank insignia.jpg Brevet Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Civil War

Adoniram Judson Warner (January 13, 1834 – August 12, 1910) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Born in Wales, New York (near Buffalo, New York), Warner moved with his parents to Wisconsin at the age of eleven. He attended school in Beloit, Wisconsin, and New York Central College, McGrawville, New York. He was principal of Lewistown (Pennsylvania) Academy, superintendent of the public schools of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and principal of Mercer Union School, Pennsylvania from 1856 to 1861. He was commissioned captain in the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves July 21, 1861, lieutenant colonel May 14, 1862, colonel April 25, 1863, and colonel of the Veteran Reserve Corps November 15, 1863. He was brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865.

Warner studied law and was admitted to the bar in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1865 but never practiced. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Pennsylvania, and in 1866 moved to Marietta, Ohio. He engaged in the oil, coal, and railroad businesses.

Warner was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress.

Warner was elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1886. He served as delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention. He engaged in street railway construction in the District of Columbia and in railroad construction in Ohio. From about 1898 until six months before his death, he engaged in transportation and power development in Georgia. He died in Marietta, Ohio August 12, 1910. He was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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