James Caldwell (Ohio)

James Caldwell (Ohio)

James Caldwell (1770-11-30 – May 1838) was the first member of the United States House of Representatives to represent Ohio's 4th congressional district.

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Wheeling, which was at the time in Virginia. He came to St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1799. He was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1809 to 1813. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 13th and 14th United States Congresses (1813-03-041817-03-03). He died in Wheeling in May 1838, and was buried in Episcopal Cemetery, St. Clairsville.



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