Biography of James E. Chase
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

JAMES E. CHASE, the member from Ashland, is a native of Ohio, and born in Stark county, which he had the honor to represent in the House from 1857 to 1861. He was born October 19, 1824.

In 1825 his parents removed to Caledonia county, Vermont, where they resided until 1834, and then returned to Stark county.

In 1851 Mr. Chase was united in marriage to Miss Jane Doty, of Stark county.

In 1861 he removed to Ashland county, having purchased a fine farm lying on the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, where he is now engaged in the honorable calling of tilling the soil.

In 1869 he was chosen a Representative from that county. In his boyhood days schools were scarce and a rarity, and the pecuniary means of his parents being limited, left him to work out as best he might his own education and fortune. He was taught Democracy in politics, to which teaching he still proves true.

Mr. Chase is ready and entertaining in conversation, gentlemanly in all his bearings, and carries a pleasant and agreeable countenance. As a Legislator he is able, attentive and very industrious, and his constituents may properly commend him as constantly and untiring to their interests. They will probably never have a better Representative here. He is true to his party on all party questions, and on such he is always found in opposition to the majority.

He is a member of the Committees on Claims, Agriculture, and Congressional Apportionment in the Sixtieth General Assembly, in the organization of which he was the Democratic candidate for Speaker of the House.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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