John Fassett Follett
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byBenjamin Butterworth
Succeeded byBenjamin Butterworth
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Licking County district
In office
Serving with John H. Putnam, William Parr
Preceded byJohn H. Putnam
Succeeded byWilliam Parr, Morgan N. O'Dell
Personal details
Born(1831-02-18)February 18, 1831
Enosburg, Vermont
DiedApril 15, 1902(1902-04-15) (aged 71)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMarietta College

John Fassett Follett (February 18, 1831 – April 15, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Enosburg, Vermont, Follett moved to Ohio in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Licking County. He pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Marietta College in 1855. He taught school two years. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1866-1868. He served as speaker in 1868. He moved to Cincinnati in 1868 and engaged in the practice of law.

Follett was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 15, 1902. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John F. Follett (id: F000243)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Butterworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Butterworth