David Spangler (congressman)

David Spangler ( born December 2, 1796 in Sharpsburg, Maryland, † October 18, 1856 in Coshocton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1802 David Spangler came with his parents to Zanesville in Ohio today. He attended the public schools of his new home and worked for some time as a blacksmith and in trade. After studying law and his 1824 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in this profession in Zanesville. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party and later the Whig Party. In 1830 he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1832 he moved his residence and his law firm after Coshocton.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Spangler was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elisha Whittlesey on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President. In 1836 Spangler gave up another candidate; 1844, he rejected him being transmitted nomination for election as governor of Ohio from also. He died on October 18, 1856 in Coshocton, where he was also buried.