Emmett Tompkins

Emmett Tompkins ( born September 1, 1853 in McConnelsville, Ohio, † December 18, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1901 and 1903 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Emmett Tompkins was the son of Congressman Cydnor B. Tompkins ( 1810-1862 ). In 1865 he came to the Athens County. He attended the public schools of his respective home and then the Ohio University in Athens. After a subsequent law degree in 1875 and its recent approval as a lawyer in Athens, he began to work in this profession. Between 1876 and 1877 he acted as legal representatives of this city; in 1879 he was a prosecutor in Athens County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. From 1877 to 1879 he was mayor of the city of Athens and from 1886 to 1890 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. In the years 1879, 1881 and 1883, he participated in the regional party conferences in Ohio as a delegate. Since 1889 he lived in Columbus.

In the congressional elections of 1900, Tompkins was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John J. Lentz on March 4, 1901. Until March 3, 1903, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Tompkins practiced as a lawyer again. Since 1908 he was curator of the Ohio University. He died on December 18, 1917 in Columbus.