Ansel Tracy WALLING, Congress, OH (1824-1896)

WALLING Ansel Tracy , a Representative from Ohio; born in Otsego County, N.Y., January 10, 1824; moved to Erie County, Pa., where he attended a local academy; studied medicine and practiced a short time; learned the art of printing; moved to Ohio in 1843 and engaged in newspaper work; clerk of the State legislature in 1851 and 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and practiced; moved to Keokuk, Iowa, and was editor of the Daily Times 1855-1858; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; returned to Ohio in 1861 and settled in Circleville, Pickaway County, where he resumed the practice of law; member of the State senate in 1865; served in the State house of representatives in 1867 and was elected speaker pro tempore; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; again engaged in the practice of law; died in Circleville, Ohio, June 22, 1896; interment in Forest Cemetery.

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

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