|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Jeremiah McLene|
|Succeeded by||John I. Vanmeter|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Franklin County|
December 1, 1828 – December 6, 1829
|Preceded by||T. C. Flourney|
|Succeeded by||William Doherty|
December 6, 1830 – December 4, 1831
|Preceded by||William Doherty|
|Succeeded by||P. H. Olmstead|
May 6, 1783|
Staten Island, New York
|Died||February 1, 1861
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery|
Born in Staten Island, New York, Ridgway attended the public schools. Learned the trade of carpenter. He moved to Cayuga County, New York, in 1811 and engaged in the manufacture of plows. He settled in Columbus, Ohio, in 1822 and established an iron foundry. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1828-1832.
Ridgway was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress. He served as member of the State board of equalization. He served as director of the Clinton Bank for twenty years. He served as member of the city council. He died in Columbus, Ohio, February 1, 1861. He was interred in Green Lawn Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Joseph Ridgway (id: R000247)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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