Joseph Cable

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Joseph Cable
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byGeorge Fries
Succeeded byWilson Shannon
Personal details
Born(1801-04-17)April 17, 1801
Jefferson County, Northwest Territory
DiedMay 1, 1880(1880-05-01) (aged 79)
Paulding, Ohio
Resting placeLive Oak Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Joseph Cable (April 17, 1801 – May 1, 1880) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, great-grandfather of John Levi Cable.

Born in Jefferson County, then in the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio (now in the State of Ohio), Cable attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jefferson County. He established and published the Jeffersonian and Democrat at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1831 and later the Ohio Patriot at New Lisbon, Ohio.

Cable was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853), while living in Carroll County.[1][2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1852. He moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1853 and published the Daily Sandusky Minor, until moving to Van Wert in 1857 and establishing the American and later the Bulletin. After a time living in Wauseon and publishing the Wauseon Republican, he moved to Paulding, where he published the Political Review. Here he died on May 1, 1880, and was interred in Live Oak Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph Cable (id: C000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Taylor, William A (1900). Ohio in Congress from 1803 to 1901, with notes and sketches of senators and representatives. the XX Century Publishing Company. p. 197.
  2. ^ Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio ... State of Ohio. p. 611.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Fries
United States Representative from Ohio's 17th congressional district
Succeeded by
Wilson Shannon