Melvin M. Boothman

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Melvin Morella Boothman
Melvin M Boothman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byWilliam D. Hill
Succeeded byDennis D. Donovan
Personal details
Born(1846-10-16)October 16, 1846
Bryan, Ohio
DiedMarch 5, 1904(1904-03-05) (aged 57)
Bryan, Ohio
Resting placeFountain City Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan Law School
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Unit38th Ohio Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Melvin Morella Boothman (October 16, 1846 – March 5, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Bryan, Ohio, Boothman attended the public schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Enlisted in Company H, Thirty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, January 4, 1864. He served through the Atlanta campaign. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1871. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bryan, Ohio.

Boothman was elected treasurer of Williams County in 1871 and reelected in 1873.

Boothman was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He resumed the practice of law in Bryan, Ohio, and died there March 5, 1904. He was interred in Fountain City Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Melvin M. Boothman (id: B000632)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. Hulick