Biography of David Cunningham
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

DAVID CUNNINGHAM represents Harrison county, and was born March 1, 1837, in Harrison county, Ohio, where he has always resided.

He graduated at Franklin College, Ohio, in 1857. He read law and was admitted to the bar in the year 1860.

Mr. Cunningham volunteered in the Union army in July, 1861, and was, on the organization of the regiment, made Captain of Compauy "B," of the Thirtieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was promoted to Major of the regiment January, 1863, and soon afterward breveted Colonel for meritorious services in the battles of Carnifex Ferry, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Jackson, and the engagements in the rear of Vicksburgh. He was discharged in October, 1863, on account of physical disability.

He commenced the practice of law at Cadiz, Ohio, in April, 1864, and was elected Prosecuting Attorney ot Harrison county in 1865, where he served two terms.

This is his first term in the Legislature.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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