Ansel T. Walling

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Ansel T. Walling
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by William E. Finck
Succeeded by Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Pickaway County
In office
January 1, 1868 – January 5, 1870
Preceded by Augustus L. Perrill
Succeeded by William T. Conklin
Member of the Ohio Senate from the 10th district
In office
January 1, 1866 – January 5, 1868
Preceded by George L. Converse
Succeeded by Robert Hutcheson
Personal details
Born (1824-01-10)January 10, 1824
Otsego County, New York
Died June 22, 1896(1896-06-22) (aged 72)
Circleville, Ohio
Resting place Forest Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Ansel Tracy Walling (January 10, 1824 – June 22, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Otsego County, New York, Walling moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he attended a local academy. He studied medicine and practiced a short time, and then learned the art of printing. He moved to Ohio in 1843 and engaged in newspaper work. He served as clerk of the Ohio General Assembly in 1851 and 1852. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1852 and practiced. He moved to Keokuk, Iowa, and was editor of the Daily Times 1855-1858. He served as delegate to the 1856 Democratic National Convention. He returned to Ohio in 1861 and settled in Circleville, where he resumed the practice of law. He served as member of the Ohio Senate in 1865. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1867 and was elected speaker pro tempore.

Walling was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination. He again engaged in the practice of law.

He died in Circleville, Ohio, June 22, 1896, and was interred in Forest Cemetery.

Walling's house in Circleville has been well preserved to the present day; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1151-1152.

External links[edit]

Walling's house in Circleville

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website