Cyrus Spink

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Cyrus Spink
File:Cyrus Spink 1878.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – May 31, 1859
Preceded by Philemon Bliss
Succeeded by Harrison G. O. Blake
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Wayne County district
In office
December 2, 1822 – November 30, 1823
Preceded by Benjamin Jones
Succeeded by Robert McClarren
Personal details
Born (1793-03-24)March 24, 1793
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Died May 31, 1859(1859-05-31) (aged 66)
Wooster, Ohio
Resting place Wooster Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nancy Campbell Beall
Children six
Religion Baptist

Cyrus Spink (March 24, 1793 – May 31, 1859) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Spink moved to Stark County, Ohio, in 1815. He taught school for several years in Kendal, Ohio. He was appointed deputy surveyor of Wayne County in October 1815 and served until December 1816. County surveyor from 1816 to 1821, serving also for a time as district surveyor. County auditor in 1820 and 1821. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1821 and 1822. He was employed in the register's office at Wooster 1822-1824. He was appointed register by President Monroe in 1824. Reappointed by President Adams in 1828 and served until 1832. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Wooster. Presidential elector in 1844 for Clay/Frelinghuysen.[1] He served as member of the State board of equalization in 1846. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852. He was appointed by Governor Chase one of the directors of the Ohio Penitentiary in 1856.

Spink was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Wooster, Ohio, on May 31, 1859. He was interred in Wooster Cemetery.

He was married to Nancy Campbell Beall, daughter of General Reasin Beall, February 19, 1819. They had six children.[2] Spink was a Baptist.[2]


  1. Taylor 1899 : 255
  2. 2.0 2.1 Douglass 1878 : 332-335

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philemon Bliss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harrison G. O. Blake