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Caughlin, Thomas; insurance; born, Cleveland, June 21, 1876; son of John Coughlin, a native of Ireland; educated, parochial schools of Cleveland and St. Mary’s College of Dayton, O.; married, June 21, 1889, Miss Mary Agnew; issue, three children; entered the insurance business in 1900; appointed City Auditor of Cleveland in February, 1907; and elected to succeed himself in November, 1907; in 1910, left public service, becoming senior member of the firm of Coughlin & Lauerson, district mgrs. The Standard Accident Insurance Co., of Detroit, Mich.; in 1898, elected to the City Council; in 1901, elected to the General Assembly; member Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, and Builders’ Exchange; a trustee of the Sinking Fund of the City; sec’y Democratic County Executive Committee.