John W. McCormick

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John Watts McCormick
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Henry S. Neal
Succeeded by William W. Ellsberry
Personal details
Born (1831-12-20)December 20, 1831
Gallipolis, Ohio
Died June 25, 1917(1917-06-25) (aged 85)
Gallipolis, Ohio
Resting place Mount Zion Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Caroline Miles
Sarah Miles
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio University

John Watts McCormick (December 20, 1831 – June 25, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born near Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of John R. and Sarah Wadell McCormick.[1] McCormick attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, and the Ohio University at Athens. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising. He taught school and later became a Methodist minister. He served as delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1873.

McCormick was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. Trustee of Rio Grande College 1883-1885. He resumed agricultural pursuits. He died in Gallipolis, Ohio, June 25, 1917. He was interred in Mount Zion Cemetery near Gallipolis, Ohio.

He married first to Caroline Miles, and later to Sarah Miles.[1]


  1. ^ a b McCormick, Leander James (1896). Family record and biography. Chicago. p. 288. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry S. Neal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
William W. Ellsberry