Charles Cleveland Convers
|Charles Cleveland Convers|
|Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
February 9, 1856 – April 11, 1856
|Preceded by||Allen G. Thurman|
|Succeeded by||Ozias Bowen|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Muskingum County district
December 3, 1849 – January 4, 1852
|Preceded by||Charles B. Goddard|
|Succeeded by||William E. Finck
(with Perry County)
July 26, 1810|
|Died||September 20, 1860
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio University
Harvard Law School
Charles Cleveland Convers (July 26 1810–September 20, 1860) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio Senate for two years and a judge on the Ohio Supreme Court for a short time.
Charles Cleveland Convers was born at Zanesville, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University and the Harvard Law School. In 1849, he was elected to the Ohio Senate from Muskingum County, Ohio for the 48th General Assembly, which convened December 3, 1849. In January, 1850, Speaker Harrison G. Blake resigned, and Convers was chosen as his replacement. In 1850, he was re-elected, and again sat as Speaker in the 49th General Assembly.
Convers was a member of the board of trustees of Ohio University from 1845 to 1849.
In 1854, Convers was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1855, the Republican State Convention nominated him for Judge of the Ohio Supreme Court. He defeated Democrat Robert B. Warden that year. He served only a short time before resigning due to poor health. He died September 20, 1860. Convers helped found Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville, where he is buried.
Convers was married to Catherine Buckingham of Zanesville on April 14, 1839. They raised four children.
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Allen G. Thurman
|Ohio Supreme Court Judges
Charles B. Goddard
|Senator from Muskingum County
William E. Finck
(with Perry County)
Harrison G. O. Blake
|Speaker of the Senate