MATTHEWS, Nelson Edwin, (1852 - 1917)


MATTHEWS, Nelson Edwin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Ottawa, Putnam County, Ohio, April 14, 1852; attended the public schools; engaged in banking, mercantile, and manufacturing pursuits in Ottawa; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; delegate to the fourth State constitutional convention in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; died in Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio, on October 13, 1917; interment in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio.