Nelson E. Matthews

Nelson Edwin Matthews ( born April 14, 1852 in Ottawa, Ohio; † October 13, 1917 in Maumee, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1917 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nelson Matthews attended the public schools of his home. He then spent two years in Wisconsin and Iowa, before returning to Ohio. There he became a successful businessman - including crafts, with stores, on the railroad and in the banking industry. He brought it up to the President of the Bank of Ottawa. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In June 1908 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in part, on William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1914, Matthews was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Timothy T. Ansberry on March 4, 1915. Since he has not been confirmed in 1916, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1917. He died in the year of his retirement from Congress, on October 13, 1917, and was buried in Maumee, Perrysburg.