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Francis Alanson Cunningham (November 9, 1804 – August 16, 1864) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Francis Alanson Cunningham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byJohn B. Weller
Succeeded byDavid Fisher
Personal details
Born(1804-11-09)November 9, 1804
Abbeville County, South Carolina
DiedAugust 16, 1864(1864-08-16) (aged 59)
Eaton, Ohio
Resting placeMound Hill Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Abbeville County, South Carolina, Cunningham moved to Eaton, Ohio, in 1826. He taught school. He studied medicine and commenced practice in 1829. He served as clerk of the court of Preble County in 1833.

Cunningham was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1847 and began practice in Eaton. He was appointed additional paymaster of Volunteers by President Polk December 30, 1847. He was commissioned paymaster in the Regular Army March 2, 1849, and was retired from active service August 27, 1863. He died in Eaton, Ohio, August 16, 1864. He was interred in Mound Hill Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Francis A. Cunningham (id: C000990)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Francis A. Cunningham at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Weller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
David Fisher