Jonathan Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byAlexander Harper
Succeeded byJoshua Mathiot
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born1796 (1796)
Mansfield, Connecticut
DiedApril 1848(1848-04-00) (aged 51–52)
Newark, Ohio
Resting placeCedar Hill Cemetery, Newark
Political partyDemocratic

Jonathan Taylor (1796 – April 1848) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1839 to 1841.


Born near Mansfield, Connecticut, Taylor moved to Newark, Ohio. He completed an academic course. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newark. He was appointed by the Governor a commissioner to settle the boundary dispute between Ohio and Michigan. Brigadier general in the State militia. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1831–1833. He served in the State senate 1833–1836.

Taylor was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He died in Newark, Ohio, in April 1848. He was interred in the Old Cemetery. He was reinterred in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byAlexander Harper Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 12th congressional districtMarch 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841 Succeeded byJoshua Mathiot