Augustus L. Perrill

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Augustus Leonard Perrill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Elias Florence
Succeeded by Thomas O. Edwards
Personal details
Born (1807-01-20)January 20, 1807
Moorefield, Virginia
Died June 2, 1882(1882-06-02) (aged 75)
Circleville, Ohio
Resting place Forest Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Augustus Leonard Perrill (January 20, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Moorefield, Virginia (now West Virginia), Perrill moved to Ohio with his parents in 1816, who settled in Madison Township near Lithopolis, Ohio. He attended the local schools, and then taught school near Circleville, Ohio, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was appointed deputy sheriff in January 1833.

Perrill was elected sheriff in 1834 and served until 1837. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives 1839-1841.

Perrill was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress.

He resumed agricultural pursuits near Circleville. He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1858-1863. He again served in the Ohio House of Representatives 1865-1867.

He died on his farm near Circleville June 2, 1882. He was interred in Forest Cemetery in Circleville.

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