Lewis B. Gunckel

Lewis B. Gunckel (* October 15, 1826 in German Town, Montgomery County, Ohio; † October 3, 1903 in Dayton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lewis Gunckel attended preparatory schools. In 1848 he graduated from the Farmer 's College. After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati College and his 1851 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Dayton in this profession. Later he hit as a member of the Republican Party, founded in 1854 launched a political career. Previously, he had the Whig party belongs. In June 1856 he was a delegate to the first Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, was nominated on the John C. Frémont as a presidential candidate. Between 1862 and 1865 Gunckel was a member of the Senate of Ohio. In 1864 he was appointed to the board of the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, an organization which dealt homes for disabled soldiers. He continued in this position until 1871. This year he was Federal Commissioner for the investigation of fraud against the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Gunckel in the fourth electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John F. McKinney on March 4, 1873. Since he has not been confirmed in 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Gunckel again practiced as a lawyer. He died on October 3, 1903 in Dayton, where he was also buried.