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Joseph Ridgway

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Preceded by  Jeremiah McLene
Party  Whig Party
Role  U.S. representative

Name  Joseph Ridgway
Political party  Whig
Succeeded by  John I. Vanmeter
Born  May 6, 1783 Staten Island, New York (1783-05-06)
Died  February 1, 1861, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Resting place  Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

Joseph Ridgway (May 6, 1783 – February 1, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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.


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