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Charles Nelson LAMISON

(1826-1896)

LAMISON, Charles Nelson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Columbia County, Pa., in 1826; moved with his father to Dalton, Wayne County, Ohio, in 1836; privately instructed in elementary branches; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Dalton, Wayne County, Ohio; moved to Lima, Ohio, in 1852 and resumed the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney of Allen County in 1853; defeated in 1855; again elected in 1857; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and was elected captain of Company F, Twentieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in Virginia; assisted in raising the Eighty-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, of which he was commissioned major; resumed the practice of law in Lima, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; appointed attorney for several railroad companies; was appointed United States land commissioner in 1892, with headquarters at Dodge City, Kans.; died in Topeka, Kans., on April 24, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.

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

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