Lawrence T. Neal

Lawrence Talbot Neal ( born September 22, 1844 in Parkersburg, Virginia; † November 2, 1905 in Chillicothe, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1877 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia Lawrence Neal enjoyed a good education. In 1864 he moved to Chillicothe, Ohio. After studying law and his 1866 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working there in his profession. During 1867 and 1868 he was a legal representative of this city; 1870 to 1872, he served as a prosecutor in Ross County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1872 Neal was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel Shellabarger on March 4, 1873. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1877 two legislative sessions. In 1876 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Neal practiced as a lawyer again. In 1878 he applied unsuccessfully to return to the Congress; in 1887 failed as a candidate for the Senate from Ohio. In June 1888 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis in part, to the President Grover Cleveland to then unsuccessful re-election has been nominated. In the gubernatorial election of 1893 Lawrence Neal succumbed to later President William McKinley. He died on November 2, 1905 in Chillicothe, where he was also buried.