James M. Gaylord

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James Madison Gaylord
James M. Gaylord (Morgan County).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byWilliam A. Whittlesey
Succeeded byWilliam D. Lindsley
Personal details
Born(1811-05-29)May 29, 1811
Zanesville, Ohio
DiedJune 14, 1874(1874-06-14) (aged 63)
McConnelsville, Ohio
Resting placeMcConnelsville Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materOhio University

James Madison Gaylord (May 29, 1811 – June 14, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Gaylord moved to McConnelsville, Ohio, in 1818. He attended the common schools and the Ohio University at Athens. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was appointed clerk of the court of common pleas in 1834.

Gaylord was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). At the expiration of his term in Congress he was elected probate judge. He was appointed deputy United States marshal in 1860.

Gaylord was elected Justice of the Peace in 1865, and by successive reelections was continued in that office until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, June 14, 1874. He was interred in McConnelsville Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James M. Gaylord (id: G000108)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Whittlesey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
William D. Lindsley