James Mitchell Ashley

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James Mitchell Ashley

U.S. congressman, territorial governor and railroad president add

Category: Politics

Born in 1824.

Countries: United States (67%), Ohio (22%), Montana (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ohio, United States House of Representatives, Michigan

Linked to: Republican Party, University of Toledo, Union Army, United States House of Representatives




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James Mitchell Ashley was born in 1824 add something


In 1848, he settled in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he became editor of the "Portsmouth, Ohio Democrat add something


" In 1849, he was admitted to the Ohio Bar but did not practice add something


He married Emma Jane Smith in 1851 and together they had four children add something


" In 1858, he was elected to U.S. House of Representatives of the 36th United States Congress as a Republican add something


John B. Henderson - Henderson's original proposal, made January 11, 1864, was submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee and on February 10, 1865, the judiciary committee presented the Senate with a proposal combining the drafts of Congressman James Mitchell Ashley , Congressman James Falconer Wilson, , and Henderson


Wyoming - The region acquired the name "Wyoming" by 1865, when Representative James Mitchell Ashley of Ohio introduced a bill to Congress to provide a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming"


He was defeated for re-election in 1868 add something


Following his defeat, Ashley was appointed the Territorial Governor of Montana and served until 1870 add something

James Mitchell Ashley died in 1896 add something


Ashley died September 16, 1896, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Washtenaw County, Michigan USA and was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio, Lucas County, Ohio USA. add something


In early 2010, Ashley was proposed by the Ohio Historical Society as a finalist in a statewide vote for inclusion in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol add something


Ashley is played by actor David Costabile in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln add something