HOLLINGSWORTH, David Adams, (1844 - 1929)


Campaign card (detail), 1914, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HOLLINGSWORTH, David Adams, a Representative from Ohio; born in Belmont, Belmont County, Ohio, November 21, 1844; moved with his parents to Flushing, Ohio; attended the public schools; served in the Union Army in Company B, Twenty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1863; studied law at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in St. Clairsville, Ohio, on September 17, 1867, and commenced practice in Flushing; mayor of Flushing in 1867; moved to Cadiz, Ohio, in 1869 and continued the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney of Harrison County in 1873 and reelected in 1875; member of the State senate in 1879 and reelected in 1881; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1880; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1882; attorney general of Ohio in 1883 and 1884; resumed the practice of law in Cadiz; one of the organizers of the Ohio State bar association, serving as chairman in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Cadiz; elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law until his death in Cadiz, Ohio, December 3, 1929; interment in Cadiz Cemetery.