Ansel T. Walling

Ansel Tracy Walling ( born January 10, 1824 Otsego County, New York, † June 22, 1896 in Circleville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth moved Ansel Walling in Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he attended the public schools. After studying medicine, he worked for a short time as a doctor. He then completed an apprenticeship in the printing trade. In 1843 he came to Ohio, where he worked in the newspaper industry. In 1851 and 1852 he was employed by the state Legislature. After studying law and his 1852 was admitted to the bar he began in Keokuk (Iowa) to work in this profession. From 1855 to 1858 he was out there, the newspaper Daily Times. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In June 1856 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in Cincinnati, was nominated for the James Buchanan as their presidential candidate. In 1861 he moved to Circleville, where he practiced law and his political career continued. In 1865 he sat in the Senate of Ohio; in 1867 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the State of which he was president.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Walling was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William E. Finck on March 4, 1875. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Ansel Walling worked as a lawyer again. He died on June 22, 1896 in Circleville, where he was also buried.