|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||George H. Pendleton|
|Succeeded by||Peter W. Strader|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the first district
January 6, 1862 – March 3, 1865
Serving with Thomas H. Whetstone
William S. Groesbeck
Joshua H. Bates
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Key
George W. Holmes
E. A. Ferguson
|Succeeded by||W. M. Bateman
S. L. Hayden
January 5, 1880 – January 1, 1882
Serving with Charles Fleishman
|Preceded by||William T. Forrest
James M. Armstrong
Henry C. Lord
|Succeeded by||W. M. Yeatman
January 3, 1816|
Corinth, New York
|Died||February 9, 1888
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
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Life and career
Born in Corinth, New York, Eggleston completed preparatory studies. He moved with his parents to Hocking County, Ohio, in 1831. He moved to Cleveland and worked on a canal boat, later becoming an owner of boats and interested in several companies. He settled in Cincinnati in 1845 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was elected presiding officer of the city council of Cincinnati. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. Presidential elector for Lincoln/Hamlin in 1860. He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1862-1865.
Eggleston was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress. He again served in the Ohio Senate in 1880 and 1881. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 9, 1888. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.
- Smith 1898 : 124
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.