Cornelius S. Hamilton
|Cornelius Springer Hamilton|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1867 – December 22, 1867
|Preceded by||James Randolph Hubbell|
|Succeeded by||John Beatty|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 13th district
January 7, 1856 – January 3, 1858
|Preceded by||William Lawrence|
|Succeeded by||C. H. Gatch|
January 2, 1821|
|Died||December 22, 1867
|Resting place||Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Denison University|
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.
He was interred in Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
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