Cornelius S. Hamilton

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"(January 2, 1821 -- December 22, 1867) Cornelius Springer Hamilton was a(n) farmer, lawyer, land appraiser, land assessor, public servant, editor, assessor, and American politician. He was born in Gratiot, Muskingum County, Ohio. Cornelius studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He was a land appraiser and assessor (1845), delegate to the State constitutional convention (1850-1851), editor and proprietor of the Marysville Tribune (1850-1853), member of the State senate (1856 & 1857), and appointed by President Lincoln as assessor of the 8th Congressional District of Ohio (1862 - 1866). Cornelius was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (March 4, 1867 - his death December 22, 1867.) Hamilton was killed by his insane son. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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