Charles Cleveland Convers

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Charles Cleveland Convers
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Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
In office
February 9, 1856 – April 11, 1856
Preceded by Allen G. Thurman
Succeeded by Ozias Bowen
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Muskingum County district
In office
December 3, 1849 – January 4, 1852
Preceded by Charles B. Goddard
Succeeded by William E. Finck
(with Perry County)
Personal details
Born (1810-07-26)July 26, 1810
Zanesville, Ohio
Died September 20, 1860(1860-09-20) (aged 50)
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio
Political party Republican
Other political
Spouse(s) Catherine Buckingham
Children four
Alma mater Ohio University
Harvard Law School

Charles Cleveland Convers (July 26, 1810 – September 20, 1860) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio Senate for two years and a judge on the Ohio Supreme Court for a short time.


Charles Cleveland Convers was born at Zanesville, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University and the Harvard Law School.[1] In 1849, he was elected to the Ohio Senate from Muskingum County, Ohio for the 48th General Assembly, which convened December 3, 1849. In January, 1850, Speaker Harrison G. Blake resigned, and Convers was chosen as his replacement. In 1850, he was re-elected, and again sat as Speaker in the 49th General Assembly.[2]

In 1851, when Ohio Supreme Court seats first became elective, Convers was unsuccessful as a Whig nominee.[3]

Convers was a member of the board of trustees of Ohio University from 1845 to 1849.[4]

In 1854, Convers was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.[1] In 1855, the Republican State Convention nominated him for Judge of the Ohio Supreme Court. He defeated Democrat Robert B. Warden that year.[5] He served only a short time before resigning due to poor health. He died September 20, 1860.[1] Convers helped found Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville, where he is buried.[4]

Convers was married to Catherine Buckingham of Zanesville on April 14, 1839. They raised four children.[4]



Legal offices
Preceded by
Allen G. Thurman
Ohio Supreme Court Judges
Succeeded by
Ozias Bowen
Ohio Senate
Preceded by
Charles B. Goddard
Senator from Muskingum County
Succeeded by
William E. Finck
(with Perry County)
Preceded by
Harrison G. O. Blake
Speaker of the Senate
Succeeded by
Position Eliminated