Elias Florence

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Elias Florence
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by William Medill
Succeeded by Augustus L. Perrill
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Pickaway County district
In office
December 7, 1829 – December 4, 1831
Serving with James Moore, Samuel Lutz
Preceded by Val Keffer
Succeeded by John Cochran, Samuel Lutz
In office
December 2, 1833 – November 30, 1834
Serving with John Shoup
Preceded by John Cochran
Succeeded by John Cochran
In office
December 7, 1840 – December 5, 1841
Preceded by Augustus L. Perrill
Succeeded by Joseph Olds
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Franklin & Pickaway Counties district
In office
December 7, 1835 – December 3, 1837
Preceded by Ralph Osborn
Succeeded by John L. Greene
Personal details
Born (1797-02-15)February 15, 1797
Fauquier County, Virginia
Died November 21, 1880(1880-11-21) (aged 83)
Muhlenberg Township, Ohio
Political party Whig

Elias Florence (February 15, 1797 – November 21, 1880) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Fauquier County, Virginia, Florence attended the public schools and studied agriculture. He later moved to Ohio and settled in Circleville, Pickaway County. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829, 1830, 1834, and 1840, and served in the Ohio Senate in 1835.

Florence was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). In 1850, he served as member of the State constitutional convention. Thereafter he resumed agricultural pursuits. Florence died in Muhlenberg Township, Ohio, November 21, 1880. He was interred in Forest Cemetery, in Circleville.

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