John A. Caldwell

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John Alexander Caldwell
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25th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 1900 – January 13, 1902
GovernorGeorge K. Nash
Preceded byAsa W. Jones
Succeeded byCarl L. Nippert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1889 – May 4, 1894
Preceded byCharles Elwood Brown
Succeeded byJacob H. Bromwell
Mayor of Cincinnati
In office
Preceded byJohn B. Mosby
Succeeded byGustav Tafel
Personal details
Born(1852-04-21)April 21, 1852
Fairhaven, Ohio
DiedMay 24, 1927(1927-05-24) (aged 75)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCincinnati Law School

John Alexander Caldwell (April 21, 1852 – May 24, 1927) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Fairhaven, Ohio, Caldwell was educated in the common schools of his native county and also by private teachers. He taught school for several years. He was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1876. He was admitted to the bar the same year. He again engaged in teaching. He commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1878. He served as prosecuting attorney of the Cincinnati police court 1881-1885.

Caldwell was elected judge of the city police court in 1887.

Caldwell was elected president of the Ohio League of Republican Clubs in 1887.

Caldwell was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, until May 4, 1894, when he resigned. He served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1894 to 1897 and as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1900 to 1902.

Caldwell was elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1902, and served until his death in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 24, 1927. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John A. Caldwell (id: C000034)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Elwood Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Jacob H. Bromwell
Political offices
Preceded by
Asa W. Jones
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Carl L. Nippert

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