Cydnor B. Tompkins

Cydnor Bailey Tompkins (November 8, 1810 – July 23, 1862) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1857 to 1861. He was the father of Emmett Tompkins.

Cydnor B. Tompkins
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byEdward Ball
Succeeded byWilliam P. Cutler
Personal details
Born(1810-11-08)November 8, 1810
St. Clairsville, Ohio
DiedJuly 23, 1862(1862-07-23) (aged 51)
McConnelsville, Ohio
Resting placeMcConnelsville Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio University


Born near St. Clairsville in Belmont County, Ohio, Tompkins moved with his parents to Morgan County in 1831 and settled near McConnelsville. He completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens in 1835. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio. He served as recorder of McConnelsville in 1840. He served as prosecuting attorney of Morgan County 1848–1851. Street commissioner of McConnelsville in 1850. He served as member of the Republican State convention in 1855.


Tompkins was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861). He served as chairman of the Committee on Militia (Thirty-sixth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1860.

Later career and deathEdit

He resumed the practice of law. He died in McConnelsville, Ohio, July 23, 1862. He was interred in McConnelsville Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Cydnor B. Tompkins (id: T000305)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by