CLINE, Cyrus, (1856 - 1923)


Campaign button, 1908-1916, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CLINE, Cyrus, a Representative from Indiana; born near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, July 12, 1856; moved to Steuben County, Ind., in 1858 with his parents, who settled near Angola; attended the Angola High School, and was graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, in 1876; superintendent of the schools of Steuben County 1877-1883; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Angola, Ind., in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; resumed the practice of law in Angola, Ind., and died there on October 5, 1923; interment in Circle Hill Cemetery.