Melvin M. Boothman
|Melvin Morella Boothman|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||William D. Hill|
|Succeeded by||Dennis D. Donovan|
October 16, 1846|
|Died||March 5, 1904
|Resting place||Fountain City Cemetery|
|Alma mater||=University of Michigan Law School|
|Unit||38th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born near Bryan, Ohio, Boothman attended the public schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Enlisted in Company H, Thirty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, January 4, 1864. He served through the Atlanta campaign. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1871. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bryan, Ohio.
Boothman was elected treasurer of Williams County in 1871 and reelected in 1873.
Boothman was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He resumed the practice of law in Bryan, Ohio, and died there March 5, 1904. He was interred in Fountain City Cemetery.
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