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Cornelius S. Hamilton

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Cornelius Springer Hamilton
Cornelius S. Hamilton (
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – December 22, 1867
Preceded byJames Randolph Hubbell
Succeeded byJohn Beatty
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 7, 1856 – January 3, 1858
Preceded byWilliam Lawrence
Succeeded byC. H. Gatch
Personal details
Born(1821-01-02)January 2, 1821
Gratiot, Ohio
DiedDecember 22, 1867(1867-12-22) (aged 46)
Marysville, Ohio
Resting placeOakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDenison University

Cornelius Springer Hamilton (January 2, 1821 – December 22, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Gratiot, Ohio, Hamilton attended the common schools and Denison University. He moved with his parents to Union County in 1839, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits with his father. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1845, commencing practice in Marysville, Ohio. He acted as a land appraiser and assessor in 1845, after which he served as delegate to the State constitutional convention 1850-1851. He was editor and proprietor of the Marysville Tribune 1850-1853. He then served as member of the State senate in 1856 and 1857, and was appointed by President Lincoln assessor of the eighth congressional district of Ohio in 1862 and served until 1866.

Hamilton was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from March 4, 1867, until his death, December 22, 1867. Hamilton was beaten to death by his apparently deranged son, Thomas, with a board while the two fed livestock at the family farm in Marysville. Thomas Hamilton then pursued his mother, younger brother John, and members of the local community with an axe, injuring but not killing anyone else.[1]

He was interred in Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.

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See also



  • United States Congress. "Cornelius S. Hamilton (id: H000106)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James R. Hubbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Beatty
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