David Meekison

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David Meekison
David Meekison 1899.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901
Preceded by Francis B. De Witt
Succeeded by John S. Snook
Personal details
Born November 14, 1849
Dundee, Scotland
Died February 12, 1915 (age 65)
Napoleon, Ohio
Resting place Glenwood Cemetery, Napoleon
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clara E. Bowers
Children four

David Meekison (November 14, 1849 – February 12, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Dundee, Scotland, Meekison immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Napoleon, Ohio. He attended the common schools and was then apprenticed to the printer's trade. He served with the artillery in the United States Army 1866-1869.

After mustering out of the service, Meekison returned to Napoleon and studied law. He was appointed city clerk in 1872. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Napoleon, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Henry County 1873-1879. Probate judge 1881-1888. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. He engaged in banking. He established the Meekison Bank at Napoleon in 1886. He served as mayor of Napoleon 1890-1897.

Meekison was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1900 and subsequently resumed the practice of his profession. He also engaged in banking.

He died in Napoleon, Ohio, February 12, 1915, and was interred in Glenwood Cemetery.

He married Clara E. Bowers of Napoleon, August 24, 1881, and she and four children survived him.[1]


  1. ^ The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history ... 17. New York: James T White and Company. 1920. p. 96. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis B. De Witt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
John S. Snook