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Cydnor Bailey TOMPKINS

(1810-1862)

TOMPKINS, Cydnor Bailey, (father of Emmett Tompkins), a Representative from Ohio; born near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, November 8, 1810; moved with his parents to Morgan County in 1831 and settled near McConnelsville; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio; served as recorder of McConnelsville in 1840; prosecuting attorney of Morgan County 1848-1851; street commissioner of McConnelsville in 1850; member of the Republican State convention in 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Militia (Thirty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law; died in McConnelsville, Ohio, July 23, 1862; interment in McConnelsville Cemetery.

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

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