John W. Cassingham

John Wilson Cassingham ( born June 22, 1840 in Coshocton, Ohio, † March 14, 1930 ) was an American politician. Between 1901 and 1905 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Cassingham attended the public schools of his home. Between 1857 and 1868 he was deputy county treasurer. He then worked until 1875 in the trade; then he went into the coal business. Later he was also involved in the manufacture of paper and in the banking industry. Between 1880 and 1887 he was county auditor. He was a member of the Education Committee and Chairman of the Trade Committee in Coshocton County. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In July 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was first nominated on the William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1900 Cassingham was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John A. McDowell on March 4, 1901. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 two legislative sessions. In 1904 he gave up another candidacy.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Cassingham continued until 1915, continuing its past activities in Coshocton. Then he withdrew into retirement. He died on March 14, 1930 at the age of 89 years in Coshocton, where he was also buried.