James CALDWELL, Congress, OH (1770-1838)


CALDWELL, James, a Representative from Ohio; born in Baltimore, Md., November 30, 1770; moved with his father to Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1772 and settled on what is now the site of the city of Wheeling; received a liberal schooling; moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1799; engaged in mercantile pursuits and later in banking; delegate to the convention which framed the first constitution of Ohio; clerk of the court of Belmont County, Ohio, 1806-1810; captain in an Ohio regiment in the War of 1812; member of the State senate 1809-1812; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); resumed banking and mercantile business in St. Clairsville, Ohio; died in Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia), in May 1838; interment in Episcopal Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present