Hezekiah S. Bundy

Hezekiah Sanford Bundy ( born August 15, 1817 in Marietta, Ohio; † 12 December 1895 in Wellston, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1865 and 1895 he represented three times the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1819, Hezekiah Bundy moved with his parents in the Athens County, where he attended the public schools. Then he initially was active in agriculture. After a subsequent law degree in 1850 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to practice in this profession, which he held until 1860. He then worked in the iron industry. In the years 1848 and 1850 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; In 1855 he was a member of the State Senate. He was a member of the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In 1862 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1864 Bundy was but then in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Wells A. Hutchins on March 4, 1865. Since he resigned in 1866 to further candidacy, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1867. Since 1865 the work of the Congress was overshadowed by the tensions between the Republicans and President Andrew Johnson, which culminated in a narrowly failed impeachment. In the elections of 1872 Bundy was re-elected in the twelfth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced on March 4, 1873 John Thomas Wilson, who was there in 1867 became his successor. Since he has not been confirmed in 1874, he was also a term time only spend in the House of Representatives, during which he was chairman of the Committee on Mileage.

In 1887, Hezekiah Bundy moved to Wellston, where he practiced as a lawyer again. After the death of Mr William H. Enochs, he was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in the overdue election for the tenth seat of Ohio, where he took his seat on December 4, 1893. Until March 3, 1895, he was able to end the current parliamentary term. He died on 12 December 1895 in Wellston, where he was also buried.