Representative Men of Ohio, 1896-97
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... Hon. Marshall J. Williams. Marshall J. Williams was born on a farm in Fayette county, Ohio, February 22, 1837. His early education was obtained in the common schools of Washington Court House, supplemented by a two years' course in the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio. In 1855 he began the study of law at Washington Court House in the office of the Hon. Nelson Rush. He was admitted to the bar of Ohio in November, 1857, and immediately began the active practice of his profession at Washington Court House. In 1859 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Fayette county, and served for two terms. In 1869 he was elected to represent his county in the fifty-eighth general assembly, and was re-elected in 1871. Upon the close of his legislative term of office he resumed the practice of his profession at Washington Court House and continued therein until 1884, when he was elected judge of the circuit court for the second circuit. He was chosen as the first chief justice of the circuit court of the state. At the republican state convention, held at Columbus in 1886, he was nominated for the office of judge of the supreme court. He was elected and took his seat upon the bench of that court on the 9th of February, 1887. He was re-elected in 1891, and renominated at the convention held in Columbus, Ohio, March, 1896, by acclamation, for another term, which will begin February 9, 1897. He is the present chief justice of the supreme court. (1896). Hon. Thaddeus Armstrong Minshall. Thaddeus Armstrong Minshall was born near Hallsville, in Colerain township, Ross county, Ohio, January 19, 1834. His parents were William G. Minshall and Eliza Jones. The Minshall family are of English descent, the earliest American representatives being Quakers. Ellis Minshall, the g...
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