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THE
BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS

OF OHIO

1904-1905.

A HANDBOOK OF THE
GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE

STATE OF OHIO

COMPILED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE ACT OF APRIL

19, 1904.

BY

F. E. SCOBEY, CLERK OF THE SENATE
E. W. DOTY, CLERK OF THE HOUSE

76TII GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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Springfield, Ohio :
The Springtield Publishing Company,

State Printers.

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OF WHICH THIS BOOK IS A REVISED AND

ENLARGED EDITION, WAS
COPYRIGHTED A. D. 1892 BY COL. W. A. TAYLOR.
THE COPYRIGHT WAS PURCHASED BY THE STATE OF OHIO BY THE
Act of March 3, 1898 (0. L. Vol. 93, Page 29), WHICH
CONTAINÉD THE FOLLovING PROVISION: “WHEREBY
THE STATE AFORES AID SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE
RIGHT TO MAKE FUTURE PUBLICATION OF
SAID WORK FOR ITS USE AND

BENEFIT."

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PREFACE.

HE “Biographical Annals of Ohio” is the outcome of efforts to T preserve in ready reference form the names and history of the men who have served the State. In 1888-1892, Col. William A. Taylor, a well-known journalist, collected from official sources much of the matter which appears within these covers and published as a private enterprise “The Ohio Statesman and Hundred Year Book.” The General Assembly purchased and distributed an edition of 7,500 copies. In 1896-98 a revised edition under the name of the “Ohio Statesman

and Annals of Progress” was prepared by Col. Taylor. The State

through an act of the General Assembly purchased the manuscript and

copyright of the work and printed for gratuitous distribution an edition
of 9,500 copies.
In 1900-1901 another revision, prepared under the direction of the
General Assembly by Mr. E. Howard Gilkey was published under the
name of the Hundred Year Book.
The Act of May 12, 1902, as amended April 19, 1904, contemplates
the publication of a work of this character biennially under the name of
"The Biographical Annals of Ohio.” In order that the series may be
complete the matter heretofore published is reprinted in this volue
covering the biographical history of Ohio from the formation of the
Northwest Territory in 1787 to September 1, 1904.
The present compilers make no claim to originality or authorship.
They acknowledge their obligations to Col. Taylor, Mr. Gilkey and the

others who have contributed hours of research and labor to the sum of

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