Grand Army of the Republic
Joseph B. Cheadle
Department Commander 1892

Source: The Republican Party and Its Leaders, by Thomas Wallace Knox.
P. F. Collier Publisher, New York. 1892. p. 299.

From: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States, Volume II. The James T. White & Company, New York. 1895. p. 169.

CHEADLE, Joseph B., congressman, was born in Perrysville, Ind., Aug. 15, 1842. He received an academic education, and was a student at Asbury College (now De Pauw University) when the war of the rebellion opened in 1861. He enlisted as a private in the 71st Indiana volunteers and served until the close of the war. Upon his return home he commenced the study of law in Rockville, Ind., and was graduated from the Indianapolis Law School in March, 1867. Following his admission to the bar, he engaged in practice with success in Newport, Ind. In 1873 he became the editor of a weekly journal published in Rockville, Ind., and has since followed the profession of a journalist. He took an active part in politics as a republican, and in 1888 was among the warm supporters of President Harrison. He was elected to congress from the ninth Indiana district in 1886, and was re-elected in 1888, serving until March, 1891. He was a member of the committees on post-offices and post-roads, and alcoholic liquors, and proved a diligent and efficient legislator. He was elected department commander G. A. R. of Indiana, at Fort Wayne, Apr. 7,1892.

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From: The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (accessed 11/3/2010)

CHEADLE, Joseph Bonaparte, a Representative from Indiana; born in Perrysville, Vermillion County, Ind., August 14, 1842; attended the common schools; entered Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., but upon the organization of the Seventy-first Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, enlisted as a private in Company K and served until the close of the Civil War; returned home and entered upon the study of law; was graduated from the Indianapolis Law College in 1867; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport, Ind.; continued in practice until 1873, when he entered upon newspaper work; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890, and for nomination to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses in 1892 and 1894; affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1896; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 and 1898 on the Democratic and Populist tickets; editor of the American Standard in 1896; died in Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind., May 28, 1904; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. 

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See Also: Joseph Bonaparte Cheadle Find a Grave Memorial

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