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Cyrus SPINK

(1793-1859)

SPINK, Cyrus, a Representative from Ohio; born in Berkshire County, Mass., March 24, 1793; moved to Stark County, Ohio, in 1815; taught school for several years in Kendall, Stark County, Ohio; appointed deputy surveyor of Wayne County in October 1815 and served until December 1816; county surveyor from 1816 to 1821, serving also for a time as district surveyor; county auditor in 1820 and 1821; member of the State house of representatives in 1821 and 1822; employed in the register’s office at Wooster 1822-1824; appointed register by President Monroe in 1824; reappointed by President Adams in 1828 and served until 1832; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Wooster; member of the State board of equalization in 1846; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; appointed by Governor Chase one of the directors of the Ohio Penitentiary in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, on May 31, 1859; interment in Wooster Cemetery.

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

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