CARY, Samuel Fenton, (1814 - 1900)


CARY, Samuel Fenton, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 18, 1814; attended public schools; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1835 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1837; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Cincinnati; elected judge of the State supreme court but declined; continued the practice of his profession until 1845, when he devoted himself to temperance and other reforms; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; served as paymaster general for the State of Ohio under Governors Bartley and Bebb; collector of internal revenue for the first district of Ohio in 1865; elected as an Independent Republican to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rutherford B. Hayes; served from November 21, 1867, to March 3, 1869; chairman, Committee on Education and Labor (Fortieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1875; was nominated in 1876 by the Greenback National Convention as a candidate for Vice President of the United States; writer and lecturer for twenty years; died at the Cary homestead in College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 29, 1900; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.