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David SPANGLER

(1796-1856)

SPANGLER, David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Sharpsburg, Washington County, Md., on December 2, 1796; moved with his parents to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1802; attended the public schools; worked at the blacksmith’s trade; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and commenced practice in Zanesville; unsuccessful candidate for election to the state house of representatives in 1830; moved to Coshocton, Ohio, in 1832 and continued the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1836 and for the nomination for governor of Ohio in 1844; died in Coshocton, Ohio, on October 18, 1856; interment in South Lawn Cemetery.

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

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