Cyrus Cline

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Cyrus Cline
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byClarence C. Gilhams
Succeeded byLouis W. Fairfield
Personal details
Born(1856-07-12)July 12, 1856
near Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.
DiedOctober 5, 1923(1923-10-05) (aged 67)
Angola, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeCircle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHillsdale College

Cyrus Cline (July 12, 1856 – October 5, 1923) was an American lawyer and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1909 to 1917.

Career overview

Born near Mansfield, Ohio, Cline moved to Steuben County, Indiana, in 1858 with his parents, who settled near Angola. He attended the Angola High School, and was graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, in 1876. Cline was the Superintendent of the schools of Steuben County 1877-1883. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Angola, Indiana, in 1884.


Cline was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1917. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Sixty-second Congress, from 1909 to 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916.

Later career and death

After leaving office, he resumed the practice of law in Angola, where he died.

He was interred in Circle Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Cyrus Cline (id: C000521)". 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 Indiana's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by