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John Armor Bingham

congressman , diplomat

John Armor Bingham, American congressman, diplomat. member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Ohio, 33d-37th, 39th-42d congresses, 1855-1863, 65-73.

Background

Bingham, John Armor was born on January 21, 1815 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hugh Bingham.

Education

Attended Franklin College, 2 years.

Career

Admitted to Ohio bar, 1840. District attorney Tuscarawas County, O., 1846-1849. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Ohio, 33d-37th, 39th-42d congresses, 1855-1863, 65-73.

Served as major, judge advocate United States Army, 1864. Helped frame 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. United States minister to Japan, 1873-1885.

Membership

Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Ohio, 33d-37th, 39th-42d congresses, 1855-1863, 65-73.

Connections

Married Amanda Bingham (cousin), 3 children.

father:
Hugh Bingham. Bingham

spouse:
Amanda Bingham