John W. Cassingham

John Wilson Cassingham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1901  March 3, 1905
Preceded by John A. McDowell
Succeeded by Martin L. Smyser
Personal details
Born (1840-06-22)June 22, 1840
Coshocton, Ohio
Died March 14, 1930(1930-03-14) (aged 89)
Coshocton, Ohio
Political party Democratic

John Wilson Cassingham (June 22, 1840 March 14, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Coshocton, Ohio, Cassingham attended the public schools. Deputy county treasurer 1857-1868. He engaged in the mercantile business from 1868 to 1875 and in the mining of coal in 1875. Later also engaged in the manufacture of paper and in banking. County auditor 1880-1887. Trustee of the public library of Coshocton. He served as member of the board of education. He served as president of the Coshocton Board of Trade. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896.

Cassingham was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress. Reengaged in his former business interests in Coshocton until 1915, when he retired from active pursuits.

He died in Coshocton on March 14, 1930, and was interred in South Lawn Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. McDowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Martin L. Smyser
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