SLOANE, John (1779-1856)

SLOANE, JOHN, a Representative from Ohio; born in York, Pa., in 1779; moved to Ohio in early youth; completed preparatory studies; member of the state house of representatives 1803-1805 and in 1807; colonel of militia in the War of 1812; United States receiver of public moneys at Canton, Ohio, 1808-1816 and at Wooster 1816-1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Elections (Seventeenth through Twentieth Congresses); appointed clerk of the court of common pleas of Wayne County in 1831 and served several years; secretary of state of Ohio 1841-1844; Treasurer of the United States from November 27, 1850, to April 6, 1853; died in Wooster, Ohio, May 15, 1856; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Clay-Sloane correspondence, 1822-1850. 44 items.
Chiefly correspondence with Henry Clay, together with other correspondence. Unpublished finding aid in repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 31, 1845. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1809-1877. ca. 100 items.
Correspondence, speeches, and receipts, chiefly from his years in Ohio and national politics. Unpublished inventory in repository.

  • Sloane, [John]. Mr. Sloane's view. [Washington: N.p., 1828].