Ruhl, James B.; lawyer; born near Lisbon, Ohio, on a farm; taught, prepared for college, at Lisbon High School, and taught in rural schools; graduated from Ohio Northern University, B. S., 1888, and LL. B., 1891 (in cursu); later took M. Sc. and L. L. M. (pro merito); supt. schools, McComb, O., 1888-1889; instructor at Ohio Northern University, 1889-1891; admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1889, U. S. Courts in 1894, and U. S. Supreme Court, 1901; practiced law in Cleveland since 1891; member, for five years, State board of examiners for admission to the bar; Knight Templar, 32nd degree Mason, Past Master, Cleveland City Lodge, No. 15, F. & A. M.; first master Meridian Lodge, No. 610; Past High Priest, Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M.; Eminent Commander Holyrood Commandery, No. 32, K. T. and Sovereign Prince Bahurim Council, 16th degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland; Republican; Chamber of Commerce.