Jonas Platt Goodsell (1819 - November 22, 1869) was an American politician and civil engineer. Born in Utica, New York, Goodsell attended the Utica Academy. From 1840 until 1842 Goodsell undertook survey work for the expansion of the Erie Canal. He moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1842 to improve his health, and lived in Mobile until 1844. In 1846, Goodsell was appointed Second Assistant Engineer of the State Canals in New York, then served as Resident Engineer in Albany from 1850 until 1853. He was Chief Engineer of the Cape Fear and Deep River Railroad in North Carolina from 1853 until 1856, when was named Division Engineer for the Eastern Division of New York State Canals. He then served as Division Engineer for the Middle Division from 1862 until 1866. He served as Surpervisor of the Town of Utica from 1863 until 1864. He was elected State Engineer and Surveyor in 1865 as a Republican and held the position in 1866 and 1867. He died of pneumonia on November 22, 1867. He married Lavinia Maria Smith on November 27, 1845.