Joseph Burns (U.S. politician)
|in 35th Congress|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
|Preceded by||William R. Sapp|
|Succeeded by||William Helmick|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Coshocton County district
December 3, 1838 – December 1, 1839
|Preceded by||James Matthews
F. W. Thornhill
|Succeeded by||James Ravencraft|
December 7, 1840 – December 5, 1841
|Preceded by||James Ravencraft|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Meredith|
March 11, 1800|
|Died||May 12, 1875
|Resting place||Oak Ridge Cemetery|
Born in Waynesboro, Virginia, Burns moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in New Philadelphia in 1815, and near Coshocton, Coshocton County, in 1816. He attended the urban schools. He engaged in industrial pursuits. Auditor of Coshocton County 1821–1838. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1838–1840. County clerk 1843–1851. He served as a major general in the State militia. He was a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler.
Burns was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He engaged in the drug business in Coshocton, Ohio. Probate judge of Coshocton County. He died in Coshocton, Ohio, May 11, 1876. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
- Taylor 1899 : 255
- 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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