Emmett Tompkins

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Emmett Tompkins
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byJohn J. Lentz
Succeeded byDe Witt C. Badger
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Athens County district
In office
January 4, 1886 – January 5, 1890
Preceded byIsaac P. Primrose
Succeeded byWilliam L. Keissinger
Personal details
Born(1853-09-01)September 1, 1853
McConnelsville, Ohio
DiedDecember 18, 1917(1917-12-18) (aged 64)
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio University

Emmett Tompkins (September 1, 1853 – December 18, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of Cydnor Bailey Tompkins.

Born in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, Tompkins moved to Athens County, Ohio, in 1865. He attended the public schools and Ohio University at Athens. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Athens, Ohio. City solicitor in 1876 and 1877. He served as mayor of Athens 1877-1879. He served as prosecuting attorney of Athens County in 1879. He served as delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1879, 1881, and 1883. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives 1886-1890. He moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1889. He served as member of the board of trustees of Ohio University.

He lost election for Mayor of Columbus, Ohio the spring of 1897 to Democrat Samuel Luccock Black.[1]

Tompkins was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903). He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio. He was appointed trustee of Ohio University in 1908. He died in Columbus, Ohio, December 18, 1917. He remains were cremated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the ashes returned to his home in Columbus, Ohio.


  1. ^ Mercer, James K.; Rife, Edward K. (1903). Representative men of Ohio, 1900-1903. Columbus: James K. Mercer. p. 212.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Lentz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
De Witt C. Badger