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David A. Starkweather

Born: Jan 21, 1802

Death: Jul 12, 1876

Birthplace: Preston

Nationality: United States

David A. Starkweather

Date of Birth : Jan 21, 1802
Date of Death : Jul 12, 1876
Birth Place : Preston

David Austin Starkweather was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a U.S. diplomat. Starkweather was born in Preston, Connecticut on January 21, 1802. He graduated from Williams College and studied law with his brother in Cooperstown, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1825, establishing a practice in Mansfield, Ohio. He located in Canton, Ohio in 1828. He was a judge in one of the higher courts in Stark County, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835, and a member of the Ohio Senate from 1836 to 1838. He was a representative of the Democrats in Congress from Ohio from 1839 to 1841 and again from 1845 to 1847. In his first term, he was a member of the Committee on Roads and Canals, and a member of the Committee on Invalid Pensions the second term. He was chosen a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler, and served as U.S. Envoy to Chile from 1854 to 1857. He lost election to Ohio's 18th congressional district in 1860. Starkweather died of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brinsmade, in Cleveland, Ohio, July 12, 1876. He had three daughters and one son.

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