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Crowell, John

Born: 1801-09-15 East Haddam, Connecticut

Died: 1883-03-08 Cleveland, Ohio

Crowell moved with his parents to Ohio in 1806, settling in Ashtabula County, where he attended the district school. He moved to Warren, Ohio and attended Warren Academy from 1822 to 1825. Crowell studied law, earned admittance to the Ohio bar in 1827, and started a practice in Warren. He was also part owner and editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle. Crowell won election to the Ohio Senate in 1840. He won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1851. Crowell was not a candidate for reelection in 1850. He moved to Cleveland in 1852 and continued to practice law. Crowell served in the Ohio Militia for twenty years and held ranks of brigadier general and eventually major general. He served as editor of the Western Law Monthly. He became a member of the faculty at the Homeopathic Medical College. In 1862, Crowell was elected president of the Ohio State and Union Law College of Cleveland, a position he held until his retirement in 1876.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 886; Gravestone, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH.