David A. Hollingsworth Edit Profile
He attended the public schools. He studied law at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio.
He served in the Union Army in Company B, Twenty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 1861 to 1863. He was admitted to the bar in St. Clairsville, Ohio, on September 17, 1867, and commenced practice in Flushing. He served as mayor of Flushing in 1867.
He moved to Cadiz, Ohio, in 1869 and continued the practice of law. Hollingsworth was elected prosecuting attorney of Harrison County in 1873 and reelected in 1875. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1880.
He served as chairman of the Republican State convention in 1882. On April 21, 1883, he resigned as Senator to accept appointment as Ohio Attorney General. He did not run for re-election and served until January 14, 1884.
He resumed the practice of law in Cadiz. He was one of the organizers of the Ohio State Bar Association, serving as chairman in 1908. Hollingsworth was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Cadiz. Hollingsworth was elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919).
He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1918. He resumed the practice of law until his death in Cadiz, Ohio, December 3, 1929. He was interred in Cadiz Cemetery.
She had two sons, Henry, and Donald, who died in early childhood.
The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.
Member Ohio Senate, 1880-1883. Member 61st Congress (1909-1911), 64th and 65th Congresses (1915-1919), 18th Ohio District. Member Ohio State Bar Association (chairman 1908).
Mason, Knights of Pythias, Elk. Member G.A.R.
Married Linda McBean, of Cadiz.