John Crowell Edit Profile
He attended the district school. He attended Warren Academy 1822-1825. He studied law.
He moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1822. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Warren. He was also part owner and editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle at Warren.
Crowell was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851). In the 1846 election he defeated John Hutchins, abolitionist, and Rufus P. Ranney, Democrat. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850.
He moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1852 and resumed the practice of law. He served in the State militia for twenty years, holding the rank of brigadier general and subsequently that of major general. He served as president of the Ohio State and Union Law College of Cleveland from 1862 to 1876, when he retired.
He died in Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1883. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery. Crowell was married to Eliza B. Estabrook in 1833, and had four children.
He served as member of the State senate in 1840. He became editor of the Western Law Monthly, published in Cleveland, and a member of the faculty of the Homeopathic Medical College.