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James J. Winans

James January Winans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Samuel Shellabarger
Succeeded by Samuel Shellabarger
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 4, 1858 – January 1, 1860
Preceded by Nelson Rush
Succeeded by John Quincy Smith
Personal details
Born (1818-06-07)June 7, 1818
Maysville, Kentucky
Died April 28, 1879(1879-04-28) (aged 60)
Xenia, Ohio
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater Transylvania University

James January Winans (June 7, 1818 – April 28, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Maysville, Kentucky, Winans moved with his parents to Greene County, Ohio. He attended the common schools and Transylvania University of Lexington, Kentucky. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1841 and commenced practice in Indiana. He moved to Xenia, Ohio, in 1843 and continued the practice of law. He served as clerk of the Greene County Courts 1845-1851. He served in the State senate in 1857. He served as judge of the court of common pleas 1864-1871.

Winans was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Xenia, Ohio, April 28, 1879. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.


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