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ECKLEY, Ephraim Ralph (1811-1908)

ECKLEY, EPHRAIM RALPH, a Representative from Ohio; born near Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 9, 1811; moved with his parents to Hayesville, Ohio, in 1816; attended the common schools and was graduated from Vermillion Institute, Hayesville, Ohio; moved to Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, in 1833 and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Carrollton; member of the State senate 1843-1846, 1849, and 1850; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1851; served in the State house of representatives 1853-1857; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1853 to the United States Senate; delegate to the first Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1856; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as colonel of the Twenty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and also of the Eighteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; brevetted brigadier general; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of law in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio, where he died March 27, 1908; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

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Papers: In the Joseph Pomeroy Buckland Papers, 1867, 1 item.
A letter from Joseph Pomeroy Buckland to President Andrew Johnson written on February 7, 1867. In the letter, Joseph Buckland recommends Cooper K. Watson for District Attorney of the Northern District of Ohio. The letter is also signed by Ephraim Ralph Eckley.