John G. Warwick

John George Warwick (December 23, 1830 – August 14, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

John George Warwick
John G. Warwick 1892
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – August 14, 1892
Preceded byJames W. Owens
Succeeded byLewis P. Ohliger
17th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1884 – January 11, 1886
GovernorCharles Foster
Preceded byRees G. Richards
Succeeded byRobert P. Kennedy
Personal details
BornDecember 23, 1830
County Tyrone, Ireland
DiedAugust 14, 1892 (aged 61)
New York City
Resting placeMassillon Cemetery, Massillon, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic


Born in County Tyrone, Province of Ulster, Ireland, Warwick attended the common schools of his native land. Warwick immigrated with his brother to the United States about 1850 and resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a short time. He moved to Navarre, Ohio, and became a bookkeeper in a dry-goods establishment, and later moved to Massillon, Ohio, and clerked in a dry-goods store, subsequently becoming interested in flour milling, coal mining, and agricultural pursuits. He also was a promoter of railroad construction.


Warwick was elected as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and served from 1884 to 1886. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886. Warwick was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 14, 1892. He defeated William McKinley by 302 votes in an intensely fought race that gained national attention. McKinley was in favor of an import tariff on tinware. Warwick sent fake peddlers out into the rural 16th district who charged 50 cents for 25 cent tinware goods. When asked why the prices were so high, the peddlers replied: "This is the result of McKinley's tariff!".


He died from food-poisoning at a meeting in New York City of the board of directors of a railroad on whose board he served.

He was interred in Protestant Cemetery, Massillon, Ohio.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Warwick, John George". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rees G. Richards
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Robert P. Kennedy
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James W. Owens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Lewis P. Ohliger

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