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John Wilson CASSINGHAM

(1840-1930)

CASSINGHAM, John Wilson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio, June 22, 1840; attended the public schools; deputy county treasurer 1857-1868; engaged in the mercantile business from 1868 to 1875 and in the mining of coal in 1875; later also engaged in the manufacture of paper and in banking; county auditor 1880-1887; trustee of the public library of Coshocton; member of the board of education; president of the Coshocton Board of Trade; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; reengaged in his former business interests in Coschoton, Ohio, until 1915, when he retired from active pursuits; died in Coshocton, Ohio, March 14, 1930; interment in South Lawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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