Cydnor B. Tompkins

Cydnor Bailey Tompkins (* November 8, 1810 in St. Clairsville, Ohio; † July 23, 1862 in McConnelsville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1861 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1831 Cydnor Tompkins came with his parents in the area of McConnelsville. He attended preparatory schools. In 1835 he graduated from the Ohio University in Athens. After a subsequent law degree in 1837 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in McConnelsville in this profession. In 1840 he was also employed at the local municipal government. Between 1848 and 1851 he served as a prosecutor in Morgan County. In addition, he was in 1850 still street commissioner of the city McConnelsville. Politically, he joined the Republican Party, founded at that time. In 1855 he took part in the regional party conference as a delegate for Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1856 Tompkins was in the 16th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edward Ball on March 4, 1857. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1861 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. Since 1859 Tompkins led the militia committee. In 1860 he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cydnor Tompkins practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 23 July 1862 in McConnelsville, where he was also buried. His son, Emmett (1853-1917) was also a congressman.