William Mungen

William Mungen (May 12, 1821 – September 9, 1887) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, teacher, editor and publisher who served as a Representative from Ohio for two terms from 1867 to 1871.

William Mungen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded byFrancis C. Le Blond
Succeeded byCharles N. Lamison
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1821-05-12)May 12, 1821
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DiedSeptember 9, 1887(1887-09-09) (aged 66)
Findlay, Ohio, USA
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Teacher, Editor, Publisher


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mungen moved to Ohio with his parents in 1830 where he attended common schools as a child. He taught school, was editor and publisher of the Findlay Democratic Courier and was auditor of Hancock County, Ohio from 1846 to 1850. He was a member of the Ohio Senate in 1851 and 1852, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1853, commencing practice in Findlay, Ohio. Mungen was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856.

Civil WarEdit

At the outbreak of the Civil War, entered in the Union Army in 1861 as lieutenant colonel of the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was later promoted to colonel the same year and served until 1863 when he was honorably discharged. Mungen was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1871, not being a candidate for renomination in 1870. Afterward, he resumed practicing law until his death in Findlay, Ohio on September 9, 1887. He was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William Mungen (id: M001079)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
  • "William Mungen". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by