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THE

BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS

OF OHIO,

1902-1903.

A HANDBOOK OF THE

GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE

STATE OF OHIO.

COMPILED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE ACT OF MAY 12, 1902,

BY

F. E. SCOBEY, CLERK OF THE SENATE,
B. L. McELROY, CLERK OF THE HOUSE,

75TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

F 450 tol

THE

“OHIO STATESMEN AND HUNDRED YEAR BOOK,”

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 OH10, BY THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1898 (0. L. VOL. 93, PAGE 29), WHICH CONTAINED THE FOLLOWING PROVISION: “WHEREBY THE STATE AFORESAID SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO MAKE FUTURE PUBLICATION OF SAID WORK FOR ITS USE

AND BENEFIT."

PREFACE.

T

HE "Biographical Annals of Ohio" is the outcome of efforts to

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 direction of the General Assembly by Mr. E. H. Gilkey was published under the name of the Hundred Year Book.

The Act of May 12, 1902, contemplates the publication of a work of this character biennially

under the

of “The Biographical Annals of Ohio." In order that the series may be complete the matter heretofore published is reprinted in this volume covering the biographical history of Ohio from the formation of the Northwest Territory in 1787 to July 1, 1902. It is not presumed that this matter will be reprinted.

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

name

this result.

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