David A. Starkweather
|David Austin Starkweather|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
|Preceded by||Matthias Shepler|
|Succeeded by||Ezra Dean|
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
|Preceded by||Ezra Dean|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Lahm|
|8th United States Ambassador to Chile|
November 22, 1854 – August 26, 1857
|Appointed by||Franklin Pierce|
|Preceded by||Balie Peyton|
|Succeeded by||John Bigler|
January 21, 1802|
|Died||July 12, 1876
|Alma mater||Williams College|
Starkweather was born in Preston, Connecticut on January 21, 1802. He graduated from Williams College and studied law with his brother in Cooperstown, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1825, establishing a practice in Mansfield, Ohio. He located in Canton, Ohio in 1828.
He was a judge in one of the higher courts in Stark County, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835, and a member of the Ohio Senate from 1836 to 1838. He was a representative of the Democrats in Congress from Ohio from 1839 to 1841 and again from 1845 to 1847. In his first term, he was a member of the Committee on Roads and Canals, and a member of the Committee on Invalid Pensions the second term. He was chosen a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler, and served as U.S. Envoy to Chile from 1854 to 1857. He lost election to Ohio's 18th congressional district in 1860.
- David A. Starkweather at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Starkweather, Carlton Lee (1904). A brief genealogical history of Robert Starkweather of Roxbury and Ipswich, Massachusetts. Auburn, N.Y.: Press of Knapp, Peck and Thomson. OCLC 16504739.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 255.
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