Tobias A. Plants

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Tobias Avery Plants
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Preceded by James R. Morris
Succeeded by Eliakim H. Moore
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Meigs County district
In office
January 4, 1858 – January 5, 1862
Preceded by Alfred Thompson
Succeeded by Edward Tiffany
Personal details
Born (1811-03-17)March 17, 1811
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Died June 19, 1887(1887-06-19) (aged 76)
Pomeroy, Ohio
Resting place Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy
Political party Republican

Tobias Avery Plants (March 17, 1811 – June 19, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born at Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Plants apprenticed to a saddler at the age of twelve. He received a limited common school education. He attended Beaver College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. He taught school, and while teaching studied law with Edwin M. Stanton in the office of Judge David Powell at Steubenville, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Athens, Ohio, in 1846, but soon moved to Pomeroy, Ohio. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1858-1861. He was owner and publisher of the Pomeroy Weekly Telegraph about 1860.

Plants was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1868. He served as Common Pleas Judge in Meigs County from 1873 to 1875, when he resigned to resume the practice of law. A presidential elector for Garfield/Arthur in 1880,[1] he served as president of the First City Bank of Pomeroy from 1878 until his death in Pomeroy on June 19, 1887. He was interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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  1. ^ Smith 1898 : 431-432

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