John Bull (congressman)

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John Bull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri's at-large district
In office
4 March 1833 – 3 March 1835
Preceded bySeat created
Succeeded byAlbert Galliton Harrison
Personal details
Virginia, United States
DiedFebruary 1863
Rothville, Missouri, United States
Resting placeHutcheson Cemetery
Political partyNational Republican
OccupationMethodist minister; physician

John Bull (1803 – February 1863) was an American clergyman and physician who represented Missouri in the U.S. Congress between 1833 and 1835.


He was born in Virginia, studied medicine in Baltimore, Maryland; moved to Howard County, Missouri, and settled near Glasgow, Missouri; engaged in the practice of medicine; studied theology; was ordained to the ministry and became a Methodist minister in that locality; in 1832, the unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri; presidential elector on the ticket of Jackson and Calhoun in 1828.

John Bull was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835); resumed his ministerial duties and also the practice of medicine; died near Rothville, Missouri, Chariton County, Missouri, in February 1863; interment in Hutcheson Cemetery, a family burial ground, near Rothville.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John Bull (id: B001046)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert Galliton Harrison