Milton Sayler

Milton Sayler (November 4, 1831 – November 17, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a three-term U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1873 to 1879. He was a cousin of Henry B. Sayler, who served in the U.S. Congress, representing Indiana.

Milton Sayler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byOzro J. Dodds
Succeeded byBenjamin Butterworth
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
In office
January 6, 1862 – January 3, 1864
Serving with eight others
Preceded byseven others
Succeeded byten others
Personal details
Born(1831-11-04)November 4, 1831
Lewisburg, Ohio
DiedNovember 17, 1892(1892-11-17) (aged 61)
New York City
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMiami University
Cincinnati Law School

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Lewisburg, Ohio, Sayler attended the public schools. He pursued classical studies and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1852. He studied law at the Cincinnati Law School. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Political careerEdit

He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1862 and 1863. He served as member of the Cincinnati City Council in 1864 and 1865.


Sayler was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Forty-fourth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress.

Later career and deathEdit

He moved to New York City and resumed the practice of his profession. He died in that city November 17, 1892. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.



  • United States Congress. "Milton Sayler (id: S000101)". 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 1st congressional district

Succeeded by