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Charles Nelson Lamison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by William Mungen
Succeeded by Americus V. Rice
Personal details
Born 1826 (1826)
Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Died April 24, 1896(1896-04-24) (aged 69–70)
Topeka, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Charles Nelson Lamison (1826 – April 24, 1896) was an American politician, soldier, and lawyer who was a two-term United States congressman from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1871 to 1875.

Early life and career

Born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, Lamison moved with his father in 1836 to Dalton, Ohio, where he was privately instructed in elementary branches. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848, commencing practice in Dalton. In 1852, he moved to Lima, Ohio, where he resumed practicing law and was elected prosecuting attorney of Allen County, Ohio, in 1853. He was defeated for reelection in the position in 1855, but was elected back again in 1857.

Civil War

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lamison enlisted in the Union Army and was elected as the initial captain of Company F of the 12th Ohio Infantry, serving in Northern Virginia. He later assisted in raising the 81st Ohio Infantry of which he was appointed as the major.


After the close of the war, he resumed practicing law in Lima and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1866. Lamison was elected to the House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1875, not being a candidate for renomination in 1874.

Later career and death

Afterwards, he was appointed an attorney for several railroad companies and was appointed a United States land commissioner in 1892, headquartered in Dodge City, Kansas.

Lamison died in Topeka, Kansas, on April 24, 1896, and was interned in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima, Ohio.

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