SPALDING, Rufus Paine (1798-1886)

SPALDING, RUFUS PAINE, a Representative from Ohio; born in West Tisbury, Mass., May 3, 1798; was graduated from Yale College in 1817; studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1820 and commenced practice; moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1821 and practiced his profession until 1835, when he moved to Ravenna, Ohio, and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1842, and served one term as speaker; associate judge of the Ohio Supreme Court 1849-1852; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; 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; died in Cleveland, Ohio, August 29, 1886; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

The Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Rufus Spalding Day, Jr. Family Papers, 1790-1983, 0.8 linear foot.
Persons represented include Rufus Paine Spalding.

Papers: In the Samuel Williamson Papers, 1820-1880, amount unknown.
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  • Spalding, Rufus Paine. A bird's-eye view of the Hawaiian Islands. Cleveland, Ohio: Leader Printing Company, 1882.
  • ------. Eulogy upon General Thomas L. Hamer, pronounced before the General assembly of Ohio, at Columbus, January 18, 1847. Akron: O., H. Canfield, printer, 1847
  • ------. Oration of Hon. Rufus P. Spalding, with an account of the celebration of the anniversary of the battle of Lake Erie, and laying the corner-stone of the monument, Sept. 10th, 1859. Sandusky, [Ohio]: Printing house of H. D. Cooke & Co., 1859.
  • ------. Oration on American independence, delivered at Akron, Ohio, July 3, 1847. Together with the Eulogy upon General Thomas L. Hamer, pronounced before the General assembly of Ohio, at Columbus, January 18, 1847. Akron, Ohio: H. Canfield, printer, 1847.
  • ------. Speech of Hon. Rufus P. Spalding, of Ohio, on the Union. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1866.