WARNER, Adoniram Judson (1834-1910)

WARNER, ADONIRAM JUDSON, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wales, near Buffalo, N.Y., January 13, 1834; moved with his parents to Wisconsin at the age of eleven; attended school in Beloit, Wis., and New York Central College, McGrawville, N.Y.; principal of Lewistown (Pa.) Academy, superintendent of the public schools of Mifflin County, and principal of Mercer Union School, Pennsylvania, 1856-1861; was commissioned captain in the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves July 21, 1861, lieutenant colonel May 14, 1862, colonel April 25, 1863, and colonel of the Veteran Reserve Corps November 15, 1863; brevetted brigadier general March 13, 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1865 but never practiced; at the conclusion of the war returned to Pennsylvania, and in 1866 moved to Marietta, Ohio; engaged in the oil, coal, and railroad businesses; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for reelection in 1886; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; engaged in street railway construction in the District of Columbia and in railroad construction in Ohio; from about 1898 until six months before his death engaged in transportation and power development in Georgia; died in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 12, 1910; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: May 21, 1883. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.


Marietta College Library
Marietta, OH
Papers: 1884, 1 page.
A letter from A.J. Warner to Levi P. Morton on January 31, 1884. In the letter, A.J. Warner introduces Wm. F. Dana.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1879-1895. 6 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1886, 1 item.
A letter from A.J. Warner to the secretary of congressional Democratic committee written on June 12, 1886. In the letter, A.J. Warner recommends George A. Lamb for employment. Signed also by George H. Pendleton.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1858-1903, 1 volume.
Quarterly school rolls (1858-59); Lewiston, Pa., farm accounts (1859); general and current accounts (1859-63); and narratives of the Battle of Antietam, 1862, and of the Battle of South Mountain, 1862, written in 1903 by Warner, who participated in them.