John Chaney (congressman)

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John Chaney
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by William W. Irvin
Succeeded by William Medill
Personal details
Born (1790-01-12)January 12, 1790
Washington County, Maryland
Died April 10, 1881(1881-04-10) (aged 91)
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Resting place Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Ann LaFere
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John Chaney (January 12, 1790 – April 10, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Washington County, Maryland, Chaney moved with his parents to Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling. He moved to Ohio in 1810 and settled in Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Chaney married Mary Ann LaFere of Bloom Township in 1816.[1] He was in the Justice of the Peace in 1821, 1824, and 1827. Trustee of Bloom Township for twenty-three years. Major, colonel, and paymaster in the Ohio State Militia. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1828-1830.

Chaney was elected associate judge of Fairfield County in 1831. Ohio Presidential elector in 1832 for Andrew Jackson.[2] Chaney was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1839). He returned to Ohio and settled in Canal Winchester, Franklin County. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1842 and served as speaker. He served as member of the village council. He served in the State senate in 1844 and 1845. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1855. He served as a delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1851. He died at Canal Winchester, Ohio, April 10, 1881. He was interred in Union Grove Cemetery.

John Chaney was the great-great-grandfather of The Wolf Man actor Lon Chaney, Jr.

Source[edit]

  1. ^ Scott 1877 : 162
  2. ^ Taylor 1899 : 193

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