Benjamin Eggleston

Benjamin Eggleston
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byGeorge H. Pendleton
Succeeded byPeter W. Strader
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the first district
In office
January 6, 1862 – March 3, 1865
Serving with Thomas H. Whetstone
William S. Groesbeck
Joshua H. Bates
Preceded byThomas W. Key
George W. Holmes
E. A. Ferguson
Succeeded byW. M. Bateman
S. L. Hayden
In office
January 5, 1880 – January 1, 1882
Serving with Charles Fleishman
Josiah Kirby
Preceded byWilliam T. Forrest
James M. Armstrong
Henry C. Lord
Theodore Marsh
Succeeded byW. M. Yeatman
Lewis Balluf
Julius Dexter
Personal details
Born(1816-01-03)January 3, 1816
Corinth, New York
DiedFebruary 9, 1888(1888-02-09) (aged 72)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

Benjamin Eggleston (January 3, 1816 – February 9, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Corinth, New York, Eggleston completed preparatory studies. He moved with his parents to Hocking County, Ohio, in 1831. He moved to Cleveland and worked on a canal boat, later becoming an owner of boats and interested in several companies. He settled in Cincinnati in 1845 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was elected presiding officer of the city council of Cincinnati. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. Presidential elector for Lincoln/Hamlin in 1860.[1] He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1862-1865.

Eggleston was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress. He again served in the Ohio Senate in 1880 and 1881. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 9, 1888. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


  1. ^ Smith 1898 : 124

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George H. Pendleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Peter W. Strader