Cornelius S. Hamilton

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Cornelius Springer Hamilton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – December 22, 1867
Preceded by James Randolph Hubbell
Succeeded by John Beatty
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 7, 1856 – January 3, 1858
Preceded by William Lawrence
Succeeded by C. H. Gatch
Personal details
Born (1821-01-02)January 2, 1821
Gratiot, Ohio
Died December 22, 1867(1867-12-22) (aged 46)
Marysville, Ohio
Resting place Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater Denison 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. He engaged in agricultural pursuits with his father. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Marysville, Ohio. Land appraiser and assessor in 1845. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention 1850-1851. He was editor and proprietor of the Marysville Tribune 1850-1853. He served as member of the State senate in 1856 and 1857. He 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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