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David MEEKISON

(1849-1915)

MEEKISON, David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dundee, Scotland, November 14, 1849; immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Napoleon, Ohio; attended the common schools; apprenticed to the printer’s trade; served with the Artillery in the United States Army 1866-1869; returned to Napoleon and studied law; was appointed city clerk in 1872; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Napoleon, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Henry County 1873-1879; probate judge 1881-1888; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; engaged in banking; established the Meekison Bank at Napoleon, Ohio, in 1886; mayor of Napoleon 1890-1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of his profession; also engaged in banking; died in Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, February 12, 1915; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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