Biography of James M. Newman
Member of 60th Ohio General Assembly - Senate

JAMES M. NEWMAN, Senator from the Seventh District, composed of the counties of Pike, Adams, Scioto and Jackson, was born in Highland county, Ohio, March 12, 1841. In the same year his parents removed to Portsmouth, where he has since resided. He entered upon a collegiate course of study in 1857, at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, where he graduated in 1861.

In November, of 1861, he began the publication of The Portsmouth Times, at which he has been uninterruptedly engaged ever since.

In 1867 he was chosen to represent Scioto county in the Ohio Legislature. He was a candidate for re-election in 1869. but was defeated by twenty hree votes, the county giving two hundred and forty two Republican majority. As this seat decided the political complexion of the House, the Democratic Central Committee contested the seat, on the ground of illegal voting, but was unsuccessful.

He was elected Senator in 1871.
He was married October 24, 1871.

He is a Democrat in politics. Mr. Newman is a thoroughly good editor.

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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