John Hastings (Ohio)

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John Hastings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843
Preceded by Charles D. Coffin
Succeeded by William C. McCauslen
Personal details
Born 1778
Ireland
Died December 8, 1854 (age 76)
Hanoverton, Ohio
Resting place Grove Hill Cemetery, Hanoverton, Ohio
Political party Democratic

John Hastings (1778 – December 8, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Ireland in 1778, Hastings engaged in agricultural pursuits, while studying law in Lisbon, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mississippi.

He returned to Ohio and settled in Hanover Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, where once again, he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Hastings was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843).

He died near Hanoverton, Ohio, December 8, 1854 and was interred in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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