David Meekison

David Meekison ( born November 14, 1849 in Dundee, Scotland, † February 12, 1915 in Napoleon, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1901 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1855 David Meekison came with his parents from his native Scotland after Napoleon, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He then completed an apprenticeship in the printing trade. Between 1866 and 1869 he served in an artillery unit in the U.S. Army. After a subsequent law degree in 1873 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Napoleon to work in this profession. From 1873 to 1879 he was a prosecutor in Henry County; 1881-1888 he served as restructuring judge. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In July 1884 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was nominated to the Grover Cleveland as a presidential candidate. Meekison has been renowned in the banking industry and founded the Meekison Bank in Napoleon. Between 1890 and 1897 he was mayor of that city.

In the congressional elections of 1896 Meekison in the fifth electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Francis B. De Witt on March 4, 1897. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1901 two legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1900 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives David Meekison again worked as a lawyer and in the banking industry. He died on February 12, 1915 in Napoleon, where he was also buried.