John R. Goodin

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John Randolph Goodin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byDudley C. Haskell
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 14, 1836
Tiffin, Ohio, USA
DiedDecember 18, 1885(1885-12-18) (aged 49)
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Naomi Monroe
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Judge, Editor

John Randolph Goodin (December 14, 1836 – December 18, 1885) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and editor from Ohio and Kansas.

Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Goodin moved to Kenton, Ohio with his father in 1844. He attended Kenton High School and Geneva College, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1857, commencing practice in Kenton. He moved to Humboldt, Kansas in 1859, was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1866 and was judge of the seventh judicial district of Kansas from 1868 to 1876. Goodin was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1874, serving from 1875 to 1877, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1876. Afterwards, he was editor of the Inter State in Humboldt, Kansas and moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1883 where he died on December 18, 1885. He was interned in Oak Grove Cemetery in Kansas City.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John R. Goodin (id: G000287)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John R. Goodin at Find a Grave
  • [1] John Randolph Goodin at Perry County, Ohio
U.S. House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
Dudley C. Haskell

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website