Augustus L. Perrill

Augustus Leonard Perrill (* January 20, 1807 in Moorefield, Hardy County, Virginia; † June 2, 1882 at Cicleville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1845 and 1847 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1816, born in what is now West Virginia Augustus Perrill moved with his parents in the Madison Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, where he attended the local schools. After that, he taught for some time in Circleville as a teacher. Later he worked in agriculture. In 1833 he was appointed deputy sheriff and sheriff from 1834 to 1837 in his home district. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1839 to 1841 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1844 Perrill was in the ninth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elias Florence on March 4, 1845. Since he has not been confirmed in 1846, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1847. This was marked by the events of the Mexican-American War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Augustus Perrill again worked in agriculture. Between 1858 and 1863 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio; 1865 to 1867 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives of that State. He died on June 2, 1882 on his farm near Circleville.