200 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Simon W. Cramer.
S. W. CRAMER, Paulding county's representative, was born in Knox county, Ohio, April 14, 1838. With his parents he moved to Allen county in 1845, and at the age of seventeen, he was apprenticed to the cabinet trade, serving three and a half years. He was educated in the pioneer log school house, and though he held a certificate several years, he never taught. During the war he served in Co. E. 151st O. V. I. He was a contractor in Allen, Putnam, Hardin and Hancock counties until 1857 when he removed to Paulding, where he now resides.
Mr. Cramer is a firm Democrat and has an abiding faith in the principles of that party, but he has held no office except Township Trustee and member of School Board until he was elected by his party to represent Paulding county in the 73rd General Assembly. He is assigned to the Committees on Agriculture, Deaf and Dumb Asylum, and Public Ways, where his work has been thoroughly and effectively done. He was married September 15, 18G1, to Miss Fannie L. Smith of Allen county, and they have four children, three sons and one daughter He is a membcr of the Masonic fraternity.
202 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Evan H. Davis
WAS born in England, January 25, 1843. He attended the National Schools of England,. later worked in the iron mills of that country. In 1861 he emigrated to Pennsylvania. in 1865 he moved to Cleveland and except a few years has lived there ever since. He has always been an active worker in labor circles, and for many years prominently connected with the Iron and Steel Worker's National Association. He has held positions of trust in labor societies, and as an advocate of labor interests has been long and favorably known. In 1887 he was a Republican member of the 68th Assembly and fathered several meritorious measures, the most important being the Compulsory Education Law which, in its first year, removed from factories and streets of the state, 30,000 children under fourteen years of age. Mr. Davis was appointed District Factory Inspector by Governor Foraker in 1889, serving seven years and making hosts of friends among the manufacturers and working people of the state. In 1897 he became again a candidate for the Assembly and received the highest vote of any of the delegation. His main purpose is to amend the factory inspection laws and to have enacted such legislation as will materially improve the condition of factory workers, especially women and children. He believes that to enact good laws only requires that the people be intelligently represented. "Know what you want, then ask for it," is his motto and with him it generally succeeds. Mr. Davis is a member of several societies, also of political clubs in his own city. He was married in 1868 and has, two sons and a daughter living.
204 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Milton S. Cox.
A BRIGHT young Democrat of the Seventy-third General Assembly is M. S. Cox, of the Hocking-Vinton district. He was born September 23, 1867, on a farm near Sheldon, where lie still resides. His paternal ancestors were Scotch-Irish and emigrated from Virginia to Ohio almost a century ago ; on his mother's side they were French Huguenots of South Carolina, who helped to make some of the tragic history in the early days of our country. Mr. Cox secured his education in intervals of labor and in the poorly-equipped country schools. Afterward he took a short course at Oak Hill Academy, Jackson county. He began teaching at seventeen, and rose rapidly to distinction ; filled many positions of trust, as member School Board, Justice of the Peace, Postmaster, School Examiner, and upon his election to the legislature resigned the Principalship of the Dundas High School, a position he has held almost continually for six years. Mr. Cox is a useful member of the Committees on Geology, Mines and Mining, Medical Colleges and Societies, and Revisions, and is recognized to be an earnest and able worker both in committees and on the floor of the chamber, while his honesty and integrity are unquestioned. He has won his way by hard work and incessant study, and hence is well fitted to take part in active legislation.
206 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. John P. Jones.
ONE of the two Representatives of Stark county in the Seventy-third General Assembly is distinctively a representative of the working classes. We refer to Hon. John P. Jones, who is himself a practical coal miner, and as such is well qualified to understand the needs of the laboring man. Mr. Jones was born in Mineral Ridge, August 19, 1868, and has spent his life in North Lawrence, where he now resides. When just of age he was elected Justice of the Peace, and the following year was made President of the Miners' Union. He was appointed Mine Inspector by Gov. McKinley. He was married December 25, 1889, to Miss Tillie Rowe, and has one son and one daughter; is an Odd Fellow, a K. P. and a Mason. Mr. Jones was elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly in 1897, and was one of the Republicans who helped organize the House and who voted for R. E. McKisson for U. S. Senator. He is chairman of the Finance Committee and member of that on Mines, on Railroads and others. His readiness as a speaker and his fearlessness in his convictions make him one of the strongest men in the chamber, while his genial, whole-souled bearing makes him alike esteemed by political friends and enemies. His tongue, so sharp and cutting in debate, is always as ready to defend a friend as to lacerate a foe.
208 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Frank B. Niles.
THE subject of this sketch was born November 22, 1866. He is a son of Henry T. and Gertrude James Niles, and was educated at Urbana University, and here he graduated in 1886, having taken the classical and scientific courses.
Since his graduation he has been engaged in agricultural and literary pursuits and in the study of the law.
In politics he has always been a Democrat in principle, having been born in a Democratic atmosphere, and having been all his life a listener to and a student of Democratic doctrine.
He was elected a member of the Seventy-third General Assembly as a Democrat from Lucas county.
Mr. Niles is one of the leaders on the Democratic side in the House, and when he arises to speak great attention is given to him.
210 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. F. C. Arbenz.
ROSS county is represented in the 73d General Assembly by Hon. Fred. C. Arbenz of Chillicothe. Mr. Arbenz was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, May 3, 1856. His education was received in the public schools of Wheeling. Choosing the law for his profession, Mr. Arbenz attended the law school at Ann Arbor, Michigan, from which he graduated and was admitted to the bar in 1879. Returning to Wheeling, he practiced law with great success for three years, and then engaged in the manufacturing business. He is a manufacturer of furniture at Wheeling and Chillicothe, removing to the latter place in 1888. From 1894 to 1896 he was President of the Central Ohio Sangerbund, and is an active member of the German Singing Society of the State. In 1875 he was President of the Chillicothe Board of Trade. Mr. Arbenz is an ardent Republican and as such was elected to the 73d General Assembly over John H. Blacker, Democrat. He is chairman of the Committee on Manufactures and Commerce, and an earnest worker on Labor, and several other committees. He was married February 3, 1880, to Miss Emma H. Knoke, and they have a family of five children.
212 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. A. M. Griffith
WAS born in South Charleston, Ohio, October 4, 1831, was educated in the schools of that place, and in 1858 took charge of the Second Department therein, Whitelaw Reid being the Superintendent. In 1863, Mr. Griffith was admitted into the Cincinnati Annual Conference of the M. E. Church and for twenty years was in the regular pastorate except for 120 days which he served in Co. I., 146, O. V. I. In 1883, on account of failing health, Mr. Griffith took a superannuated relation, moved to Sabina, Ohio, and purchased a half interest in the Sabina News. Five years later he became sole owner and editor of the paper, but three years thereafter he disposed of the business. He was Mayor of Sabina three years and Clerk of Richland township four years. He has been a member of the I. O. O. F. since 1858, a Mason since 1868, and for four years past has been Commander of David Griffin Post, 286, G. A. R. Mr. Griffith was married August 10, 1871, to Miss Barbara A. Folck and has one son living, Prof. P. Merrill Griffin, of Chicago University, who is now Superintendent of the Sabina schools. Mrs. Griffith died March 21, 1896. April 6, 1897, Mr. Griffith was given the Republican nomination for the legislature, receiving 1835 votes more than his competitor, and in November was elected to represent Clinton county in the 73d General Assembly.
214 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Henry Hater.
AMONG the men elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly by the Democrats of Hamilton county is Hon. Henry Hater, a native of Germany. Mr. Hater was born in Ahauser, Germany, November 27, 1852, and emigrated to this country in 1864, when twelve years of age, settling in the city of Cincinnati, where he has since made his home. His early education was in the schools of the Fatherland, and later on in the schools of his adopted city. In his early manhood he engaged in the shoe business, and has carried on that pursuit until the present time. Although he has always been an earnest and consistent Democrat, Mr. Hater has never held office until this year, preferring to serve as a private in the ranks. But in 1897 he accepted the nomination for the General Assembly on the Democratic ticket, and was elected in November with the rest of the legislative delegation. Mr. Hater is a man of great force of character and exceptional ability, and his influence is deeply felt on pending legislation. He was married in 1872 and has a family of four children, three daughters and one son.
216 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. William J. O'Neil.
W. J. O'NEIL, Representative from Hamilton county, was born in Milford, Clermont county, Ohio, October 23, 1841. In infancy he removed to Cincinnati where he has since resided. His early education was in the Cincinnati public schools, supplemented later by a course in St. Xavier college.
During the war he served in the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. At the close of the war he returned to Cincinnati and engaged in the printing and stationery business. His natural bent was toward the law and after careful study he was admitted to the bar in 1878. Ten years earlier he became a member of the Board of Education of Cincinnati, holding this position until 1880. He was appointed a member of the Board of Elections of Hamilton county by Governor Foraker and subsequently re-appointed by Governor Campbell.
He has always been a true and loyal Democrat and as such was one of the nominees of his party for the Seventy-third General Assembly, being elected with the rest of the ticket in the fall of 1897. In the house he is a hard and an earnest worker and his influence is widely felt in the legislation enacted by that body.
Mr. O'Neil was married in Cincinnati in May, 1865, to Miss Josie Healy.
218 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Frank H. Kemper.
FRANK HATHAWAY KEMPER, one of Hamilton county's representatives in the Seventy-third General Assembly, is also one of her sons. He was born in Cincinnati July 3, 1858, and was reared and educated in the Queen City. After a thorough course in the Cincinnati public schools, he finished his education at Princeton College.
By profession he is an attorney-at-law, and ranks among the best lawyers in his native city. He is a Republican, and as such was elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly on the reform ticket. His work in the legislature has been characterized by energy and effectiveness. He is a member of the Committees on Federal Relations, Blind Asylum and Public Works. As one of the conservative members of the chamber he exercises a very salutary influence on pending measures.
In the city of Cincinnati he has been a member of the Common Council and Board of Legislation. He is of the Presbyterian faith, and is an active member of Avon Lodge, No. 542, F. & A. M. Mr. Kemper was united in marriage on October 12, 1892, to Miss Elizabeth Oliver Perkins,. and their family consists of two children, both daughters.
220 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. M. J. Love.
ERIE county is represented in the 73d General Assembly in the person of Hon. M. J. Love, a physician of Bloomingville. Mr. Love was born at Roscoe, Ohio, June 20, 1848, and spent his early life in and about Coschocton. After receiving a common school education he attended Baldwin University ; and later on, choosing the medical profession as his life work; he attended the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York city. Returning to Ohio, he entered upon the practice of his profession, and has been actively engaged in it ever since. Mr. Love is a stalwart Republican, having chosen that party from careful study and earnest conviction. Previous to the present time he has never held office except Surgeon on Board of Pension Examiners at Sandusky, Ohio: In 1897, he was chosen as the Republican candidate for representative from Erie county in the 73d General Assembly, and after a hard campaign secured the election. He is chairman of the house Committee on Medical Colleges and Societies, and his counsel is recognized as valuable by both sides of the chamber. Mr. Love was married December 15, 1874, to Miss Carrie E. De Lamatre and has a family of two sons. He belongs to the Masonic Fraternity and the Maccabees ; religion, he is a Congregationalist.
222 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. M. M. Agler.
THE subject of this sketch was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, February 7, 1870, at-
tended school in winter, worked on his father's farm in summer until he was 15 years of age. Then he secured employment with C. H. Blish, Glenmore, Ohio, where by his honesty and ability in business life, he won the valuable and lasting friendship of a large circle of people. But, realizing the necessity of an education, Mr. Agler left business life and spent two years at the Western Ohio Normal School at Middlepoint. Thereafter he engaged in teaching and in the eight years of a teacher's life he built up a reputation highly worthy of emulation.
Mr. Agler was elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly as a Democrat over W. H. Wiltenby by a majority of 130, after one of the most hotly contested battles ever fought in the county. Four of the Democratic candidates were beaten and Horace L. Chapman carried the county by but 17 votes. Mr. Agler had held township office, and is always found fighting for the common people against that class of legislation which tends to create trusts and combines. So far, he has traveled life's journey alone, yet he does not consider his case a hopeless one, and still thinks Dan Cupid may catch him in his net and save him from a bachelors' club and the waters of oblivion.
224 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Elihu B. Armstrong.
ELIHU B. ARMSTRONG, Representative from Belmont county, was born at Armstrong's Mills, Belmont county, Ohio, on the 7th day of September, 1879 ; was reared on a farm ; attended the common schools and later entered the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, graduating with the class of 1878 with the degree of B. S. Upon completing the college course he returned to the farm and has ever since been engaged in farming and stock raising.
Appreciating the utility of some acquaintance with the principles of the law of the land he supplemented his college course by a careful reading of law, and has thus to some extent familiarized himself with complexity of legal detail growing out of human relations, and his investigation of the most important principles relating to conveyancing, estates, wills, and contracts, has been constantly utilized in meeting a demand for services in matters growing out of such relations in his community. He was elected to the 73d General Assembly as a Republican.
226 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. William H. McCauley.
DEFIANCE county is represented in the Seventy-third General Assembly by one of its native sons, W. H. McCauley. He was born near the town of Defiance, September 25, 1852, and received his education in the common schools and at the Normal School at Bryan, Ohio, under the tutorship of Prof. C. W. Mykrantz. For thirteen winters he taught school, working on the farm during the summers, and since leaving the school room has followed farming as an occupation. He has been a member of the School Board several years, Township Trustee six years, and Township Clerk for six successive terms.
He is a Democrat of broad and liberal standing, and as such was elected to the Seventy-second General Assembly over B. F. Southworth by 487 majority, and to the Seventy-third over Andrew Tuttle by 712 majority. He is a member of the Committee on County Affairs, Temperance and Common Schools. His efficient committee work is supplemented by his deep insight into legislative practice, so that he is as much sought as an ally as he is feared as an antagonist, while his geniality and open good nature make him alike popular among political friends or political enemies.
228 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. A. F. McCormick.
HON. ALFRED FLOYD McCORMICK represents Scioto county in the Seventy-third General Assembly. He is a Republican of long standing and an able and well-known attorney, his postoffice being Portsmouth. He is one of the bulwarks on the Republican side of the house and his counsel and leadership are constantly in demand. Mr. McCormick was born October 15, 1861, in Scioto county, Ohio, and spent his youth in Nile township. His education in the arts and sciences was received at the National Normal School, Lebanon, Ohio, and at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, receiving his B. S. degree.
Choosing the law as his profession, Mr. McCormick attended the Cincinnati Law School where he received his legal training, and added L. L. B. to his name. Mr. McCormick has practiced his profession ever since except for seven years that he was Manager of the Indianapolis office of R. G. Dun & Co.
On December 31, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Anne Corille Scarlett, of Cincinnati. In 1897 he was the Republican candidate from his home county, Scioto, for the General Assembly and received the election in November.
230 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Omar P. Norris.
OMAR P. NORRIS was born in Wayne county, Ohio, November 18, 1838, of a pioneer family. Four years later he removed to Wood county where the family have since resided. He attended district school until he was sixteen, then spent two years at an academy, and afterward taught three terms. When the war broke out, he left his studies at Fostoria and enlisted in the 25th O. V. Iwas discharged from the 25th Regiment November,1861 for disability. In Spring, 1862, he re-enlisted in Co. B., 111th O. V. I., and for faithfulness to duty was made successively sergeant, 1st sergeant, second and first lieutenant, and captain of Company I. He was captured in November, 1863, and after a year of suffering and privations, made a desperate escape and rejoined his command. He was in the North Carolina campaign, and was mustered out June 18, 1865. Since the war, Captain Norris has been engaged in farming. He was an early Republican, and besides holding several minor offices, he has represented Wood county twice in the General Assembly. In the 72nd he was on several important committees and made an enviable record. In the 73d General Assembly, he was the chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, and member of Dairy and Food Products committee. Captain Norris is the author of several local bills, of House Bill 347, which is a General Roads bill, and of a bill authorizing township Boards of Educations to establish township high schools, all of which passed the house. He has been twice married, to Miss Frona Patton in 1869, who died in 1876, leaving him three children, Ida, Emma and Belle Norris. He was again married in 1879, to Miss Libbie Yates and to them was born also three children, Omar P. Jr., Fannie and Thomas C. Norris.
232 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. John H. Magee.
HON. JOHN H. MAGEE was born in New York state in 1833, but early removed to Ohio, his youth being passed in Sandusky and Ottawa counties. He received his education at the common schools of Sandusky county, and engaged in mercantile business. This business he followed from 1861 to 1873, and since that time has been a banker and manufacturer. He has been singularly successful in business life, a success to be ascribed to talent and close attention to business. In 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah M. Teuch and they have two children. Mr. Magee is a staunch and unswerving Democrat, and previous to his present position was Treasurer of Ottawa county for two terms. In 1897, he was nominated at the Democratic County Convention of Ottawa county for representative in the 73d General Assembly, and in November was elected. He is a conscientious and careful business man, the kind of stuff of whom the best legislators are made. He is in great demand in the councils of the legislature and is a member of the Finance Committee and two other important committees. Mr. Magee belongs to the lodge of F. & A. M. at his home town, Elmore.
234 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Nathaniel R. Piper.
ONE of the strongest members of the Seventy-third General Assembly on the Democratic side is the representative from Hardin county, Hon. N. R. Piper. Mr. Piper belongs to the agricultural class of people in this country, and is not a farmer who farms by proxy ; he gets between the plow handles himself. He is, moreover, a speaker of recognized ability and a committee worker of the highest rank. He is one of the Committee on Privileges, on Fees and Salaries, and holds other important posts in the organization of the house. His advocacy of a pending measure is eagerly sought, while his antagonism is universally feared. His great forensic powers and his cool logic make him either a powerful ally or a redoubtable antagonist. Mr. Piper was born in Hardin county, March 27, 1856, and received his education first in the common schools and then in the Normal University at Ada, Ohio. His interest in politics and his valuable services made him a leader of his party in the county, and he was the Democratic nominee for the Seventy-third General Assembly in 1897. In November he was elected by a plurality of 366 over his Republican opponent, Dr. Hedrick.
236 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. S. B. Rankin.
CLARK COUNTY is well represented in the Seventy-third General Assembly by Hon. S. B. Rankin. Mr. Rankin was born in South Charleston and has spent his life in that community. He is the son of John Rankin and is associated with his father and brother, J. F. Rankin in the Bank of South Charleston. He received his education in the public schools and has been engaged in his present business about twenty years. In 1891, the Ohio Bankers' Association was organized and Mr. Rankin was made its Secretary, a position he has held ever since.
He is an ardent Republican, and as such was elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly in 1897. He is a member of the committees on Taxation, Corporations and Federal Relations, where his business experience is well utilized. Mr. Rankin is a careful and conservative member who stands high in the councils of his party.
He was married in 1883 to Miss Fannie Kemper, a daughter of Rev. J. S. Kemper, D. D. of Dayton, and they have two sons, Marquis Kemper and Bancroft S. Rankin.
238 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. W. A. Scott, Jr.
THIS is the second term of W. A. Scott, Jr., of Fulton county. Mr. Scott was born in Swanton, Lucas county, July 3, 1861, and spent his youth in that vicinity. The common schools afforded him sufficient education to teach, but he succeeded in finishing his education at Ann Arbor and at Olivet College, Michigan. After this he taught school until 1886, when he went to Swanton and engaged in the insurance and real estate business. Shortly afterward he was appointed Mayor to fill an unexpired term, and was later elected Mayor, receiving the entire vote of the village. He refused a re-election, and did not hold office again until the campaign of 1895, when, as Republican candidate for the General Assembly, he received the largest majority ever given a candidate for any office in the county, and led both state and county tickets. In 1897 he was again the Republican nominee, and was again triumphantly elected. Mr. Scott is recognized as a ready speaker and a convincing logician. May 9, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Vaughan, and has a family of two sons. He is a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a K. P.
240 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Jacob B. Snyder.
JACOB B. SNYDER, Representative from Stark county, was born near Osnaburg in that county, July 2, 1866. He worked on his father's farm until twenty-one years of age, attending and teaching school during the winter. During Harrison's administration he was Postmaster for Osnaburg for two years, reading Blackstone's Commentaries in the meantime. He resigned the office in 1891 and entered the Cincinnati Law School from which he graduated in May, 1892, being admitted to the bar. Since that time he has been practicing law in Canton.
Mr. Snyder is a sterling Republican and has always taken a great interest in the success of that party. In 1897 he was elected to the Seventy-third General Assembly by his party, receiving the largest vote on the legislative ticket in that county. He is one of the most efficient workers in the house and his genial presence and great popularity make his influence eagerly sought, while his recognized ability makes his advice as carefully cherished.
Mr. Snyder is married and resides at the village of Osnaburg.
242 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. George H. Spellmire.
GEORGE H. SPELLMIRE was born November 20, 1869, at Crescentville, Butler county, Ohio. He received his early education in the schools at West Chester and Glendale, after which he took a classic and scientific course at St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, and pursued these studies for seven years. At the age of twenty-one, he received the degree of B. A., and several years later that of Master of Arts. He then took up the study of law at the Cincinnati Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1893, and has practiced this profession ever since.
Mr. Spellmire is a strong Democrat, and as such was elected on the Cincinnati reform ticket in 1897 as one of the Hamilton county delegates to the 73d General Assembly. He is a member of the Committees on Taxation and on Municipal Affairs where his sound sense and keen legal acumen are well employed.
Mr. Spellmire was married June 27, 1893, to Miss Blanche Coyle, and they reside on Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio. In religion he is a Catholic.
244 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Samuel Stacker Williams.
LICKING county returns to the Seventy-third General Assembly her honored representative in the Seventy-second, S. Stacker Williams. Mr. Williams was born near Dover, Tennessee, March 20, 1836, but while very young was brought to Ohio. After a common school education and a further course in the Granville Male Academy, he began to teach school, and before he was twenty-one was Superintendent of the schools at Hanging Rock. But he at length returned to farming and stock raising. From 1868 to 1885 he was connected with dry goods jobbing in New York. He is a fearless Democrat, and an ardent supporter of the rights and interests of the people. But it is as a Mason that Stacker Williams is famous. For a third of a century he has been prominent, having presided over Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery, and has been repeatedly Grand Master of Ohio. On September, 20, 1887, he received the 33d Degree of the A. & A., Scottish Rite, and was elected to honorary membership in its Supreme Council. His Masonic library is one of the largest and best in the country, and not the least portion of it are the works he has himself contributed. His decisions have always been prompt, just and final, and without exception sustained by the Grand Lodge. Mr. Williams is a widower and has one son and three daughters.
246 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. J. J. Snider.
J. J. SNIDER of Xenia, Ohio, represents Greene county in the Seventy-third General Assembly. He was born in Jefferson county, August 24, 1863, and spent his early life in and about Harrison and Carroll counties. After a course in the common schools he attended the University of Scioto, graduated in medicine and practiced that profession for some time. But he is at present engaged in the wholesale grain business. Dr. Snider is a Republican and was the nominee of his party in the campaign of 1897 for the Seventy-third General Assembly. In November he was elected over William Hite, Democrat, by a plurality of 1823 votes. He is a member of the committees on Elections, Library, and Medical Colleges and Societies.
He is a Mason, a K. T. and a Shriner, belongs to the Elks, the K. P.'s, and the I. O. O. F. In 1887 he was married to Miss Ella Houser and they have one girl and one boy.
248 - THE OHIO BLUE BOOK.
Hon. Emmons B. Stivers.
AMONG the few members of the 73d General Assembly of Ohio who were also members of the 72nd, is Emmons B. Stivers, of Vanceburg, Brown county. Mr. Stivers is a native of the county he represents and received his early education in her public schools. Later he took a course at the Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio. For a number of years he was actively engaged in school work either as teacher, principal or superintendent. He is the author of "Outlines of U. S. History," and "Recreations in School Studies," two very valuable educational works.
In 1885, Mr. Stivers, yielding to his inclination toward the legal profession, began the study of law in the office of F. D. Bayless, of West Union, and was admitted to the bar March 8, 1888. He is a pronounced and earnest Democrat, and as such was elected to the 72nd General Assembly in 1895 from Brown county, and was re-elected two years later by a majority increased by more than 800 votes. In the present General Assembly he serves on the important Committees of Federal Relations, Municipal Affairs and Fees and Salaries, and his exceptionally fine work is highly appreciated by his colleagues.
Mr. Stivers is peculiarly gifted with pleasing personality and has the rare accomplishment of making warm friends on first acquaintance, friends who remain faithful.