FLORENCE, Elias, (1797 - 1880)


FLORENCE, Elias, a Representative from Ohio; born in Fauquier County, Va., February 15, 1797; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Ohio and settled in Circleville, Pickaway County; member of the State house of representatives in 1829, 1830, 1834, and 1840; served in the State senate in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Muhlenberg Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, November 21, 1880; interment in Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio.