John Hutchins

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John Hutchins
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byJoshua Reed Giddings
Succeeded byRichard C. Parsons
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Trumbull County district
In office
December 3, 1849 – December 1, 1850
Serving with Albert G. Riddle
Preceded byIsaac Lee
Albert G. Riddle
Succeeded byM. C. Bradley
G. H. Kent
Personal details
Born(1812-07-25)July 25, 1812
Vienna, Ohio
DiedNovember 20, 1891(1891-11-20) (aged 79)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting placeLake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rhoda M. Andrews
Alma materWestern Reserve College

John Hutchins (July 25, 1812 – November 20, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Life and career[edit]

Hutchins was born in Vienna Township, Trumbull County, Ohio. He was a first cousin of future congressman Wells A. Hutchins. He attended the district schools and Western Reserve College, known now as Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied law with David Tod, later Ohio Governor.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Warren, Ohio.

He served as clerk of the common pleas court for Trumbull County from 1838–43, and was a member of the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1850. He served as the mayor of Warren for two years, and was member of the Warren Board of Education for six years. He later formed a partnership with Jacob Dolson Cox[1]

Hutchins was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859–March 3, 1863). He served as chairman of the Committee on Manufacturers (Thirty-seventh Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1862, and subsequently resumed the practice of law in Warren.

He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1868 and continued the practice of law. He died there on November 20, 1891, and was interred in Lake View Cemetery.

He married Rhoda M Andrews in 1838, who died in Cleveland in May, 1890.[2] She had three sons and two daughters,[1] three sons and one daughter survived their parents.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore, eds. (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: a Compendium of History and Biography. 2. Chicago: Century Publishing and Engraving Company. pp. 103–105.
  2. ^ a b "Hon. John Hutchins". Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County. Cleveland: Williams Publishing Co. 3: 48–51. 1892.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua R. Giddings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
District inactive