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Biographical Sketch of Theodore Elijah Burton

Burton, Theodore Elijah; U. S. senator to March 3, 1915; born, Jefferson, O., Dee. 20, 1851; son of Rev. William and Elizabeth ‘(Grant) Burton; A. B., Oberlin College, 1872, A. M. 1875; (LL. D., Oberlin, 1900, Dartmouth, 1907, Ohio University, 1907); unmarried; admitted to bar, 1875, and since in practice at Cleveland; member 51st (1889-1891), and 54th to 61st (1895-1911) congresses; 21st Ohio Dist.; resigned from 61st Congress, March 4, 1909; U. S. senator, 1909-1915; chairman Inland Waterways Commission, 1906-1908; chairman National Waterways Commission; member National Monetary Commission; Republican nominee for mayor, Cleveland, 1907; delegate Republican National convention, 1904, 1908 (placed William Howard Taft in nomination for the Presidency, Chicago, 1908); pres. Grant Family Ass’n of the U. S. Clubs: Union, Rowfant (Cleveland), Metropolitan (Washington). Author: Financial Crisis and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression, 1902; Life of John Sherman, 1906; Corporations and The State, 1911; pres. American Peace Society,...

Biographical Sketch of Paul Howland

Howland, Paul; congressman; born, Jefferson, O., Dec. 5, 1865; son of W. P. and Esther Elizabeth Leonard Howland; A. B., Oberlin College, 1887, A. M., 1894; LL. B., Harvard, 1890; married, Jessie F. Pruden, of Burghill, O., Jan. 18, 1905; practiced at Jefferson, 1890-1894; at Cleveland, since 1894; senior member law firm of Howland, Moffet & Niman; member 60th, 61st, and 62d Congresses (1907-1913), 20th Ohio Dist.; Republican; 2d lieut., 1st Ohio Cav. in Spanish-American...

Biographical Sketch of Thomas Henry Wells

Wells, Thomas Henry; insurance and real estate; born, Lurgan, Ireland, Oct. 13, 1857; son of John and Sara McMurray Wells; educated, district school, Jefferson, 0., and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, O.; married, Cleveland, Dec. 13, 1882, Ella E. Rader; issue, one son, Howard R., born, 1890, and Gladys May, born, 1894; spent 24 years in Y. M. C. A. work; gen. sec’y Alabama St. Ry. Branch, one year; International Ry. Dept., three years; Niagara Falls, Ont., nine years; began business career, 1908, with firm J. H. Wells & Co.; former trustee and treas. Collinwood Congregational Church, 19081911; member Congregational Club. Recreations: Automobiling, Baseball and Chess. His son, Howard, is asst. treas. Hall Coal Co.; member Masonic Fraternity; Athlete and Football player; educated, Cleveland schools, Collegiate Institute, Niagara Falls,...

Biographical Sketch of Charles H. Olds

Olds, Charles H.; lawyer; born, Jefferson, O., Nov. 4, 1865; son of Rev. Abner D. and Adeliza Hawley Olds; educated, Oberlin College, Classical Course, 1890, degree of A. B.; married, Elgin, Ill., June 29, 1893, Eugenia Kincaid; one daughter, Florence E. Olds; was first asst. prosecuting atty. of Cuyahoga county from January 1909 to 1913; member Council of Glenville (now a part of Cleveland). 1897-1899; admitted to practice law in 1892; incorporated and represent many large companies; member Masonic, and Knights of Pythias Orders; member Tippecanoe and Western Reserve Clubs; also Colonial Club, being sec’y and director of the latter. Recreations: Camping, Fishing and Hunting in Distant...

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