Ohio's 20th congressional district
The 20th Congressional district of Ohio was created after the 1840 census. It was eliminated in the redistricting following the 1990 census, redistricted and renumbered as the 10th district. In its last decade, the district consisted of central Cuyahoga county; the following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present 1983 District Maps of Ohio - United States Congress, Ohio Senate, Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Court of Appeals, Sherrod Brown, Secretary of State
Edward Farrell "Ed" Feighan is a former American politician. He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, as a Democratic Party U. S. Representative from 1983 to 1993, serving Ohio's 19th congressional district. Feighan was born in Ohio, he graduated in 1965 from St. Edward High School, an all-boys Catholic high school on Cleveland's west side. In 1969, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA, he attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University while serving in the legislature and received his law degree in 1978. Feighan was first elected to public office as a State Representative from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1972, he served for six years in the Ohio Legislature until his election as a Cuyahoga County Commissioner, a position he held for four years. In 1977, Feighan ran for mayor of the city of Cleveland, but lost a narrow race to Dennis Kucinich, who later became a member of Congress, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the 103rd Congress due to his involvement in the House banking scandal and the specter of a primary fight against incumbent Mary Rose Oakar because of redistricting.
Feighan served as a director of ProCentury Corporation, a Westerville-based specialty insurance company, its insurance subsidiaries from 1993 to 1996. From November 1997 until August 1998, he was a Senior Vice President of Century Business Services, a Cleveland-based provider of outsourced business services now known as CBIZ. From 1998 until 2000, Feighan was the president of Avalon National Corporation, a holding company for a workers’ compensation insurance agency. During that span, he was a Managing Partner of Alliance Financial, Ltd. a merchant banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions from September 1998 until May 2003. In 2000, he once again became director of ProCentury, for which he had been the on-and-off Special Counsel. In October 2003, Feighan became the president and CEO of ProCentury. However, he resigned on July 2008, when it was sold to Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Since February 2014, Feighan has served as the CEO of Covius, a commercial and residential real estate advisory services company.
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William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination six months into his second term. During his presidency, McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry and kept the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver. McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War and the only one to have started the war as an enlisted soldier, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major. After the war, he settled in Canton, where he practiced law and married Ida Saxton. In 1876, he was elected to Congress, where he became the Republican Party's expert on the protective tariff, which he promised would bring prosperity, his 1890 McKinley Tariff was controversial, which together with a Democratic redistricting aimed at gerrymandering him out of office led to his defeat in the Democratic landslide of 1890. He was elected governor of Ohio in 1891 and 1893, steering a moderate course between capital and labor interests.
With the aid of his close adviser Mark Hanna, he secured the Republican nomination for president in 1896 amid a deep economic depression. He defeated his Democratic rival William Jennings Bryan after a front porch campaign in which he advocated "sound money" and promised that high tariffs would restore prosperity. Rapid economic growth marked McKinley's presidency, he promoted the 1897 Dingley Tariff to protect manufacturers and factory workers from foreign competition and in 1900 secured the passage of the Gold Standard Act. McKinley hoped to persuade Spain to grant independence to rebellious Cuba without conflict, but when negotiation failed he led the nation into the Spanish-American War of 1898; the United States victory was decisive. As part of the peace settlement, Spain turned over to the United States its main overseas colonies of Puerto Rico and the Philippines while Cuba was promised independence, but at that time remained under the control of the United States Army; the United States annexed the independent Republic of Hawaii in 1898 and it became a United States territory.
Historians regard McKinley's 1896 victory as a realigning election in which the political stalemate of the post-Civil War era gave way to the Republican-dominated Fourth Party System, which began with the Progressive Era. McKinley defeated Bryan again in the 1900 presidential election in a campaign focused on imperialism and free silver, his legacy was cut short when he was shot on September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings. McKinley died eight days and was succeeded by his Vice President Theodore Roosevelt; as an innovator of American interventionism and pro-business sentiment, McKinley's presidency is considered above average, though his positive public perception was soon overshadowed by Roosevelt. William McKinley Jr. was born in 1843 in Niles, the seventh of nine children of William McKinley Sr. and Nancy McKinley. The McKinleys were of English and Scots-Irish descent and had settled in western Pennsylvania in the 18th century, tracing back to a David McKinley, born in Dervock, County Antrim, in present-day Northern Ireland.
There, the elder McKinley was born in Mercer County. The family moved to Ohio, he married her later. The Allison family was of English descent and among Pennsylvania's earliest settlers; the family trade on both sides was iron-making, McKinley senior operated foundries throughout Ohio, in New Lisbon, Niles and Canton. The McKinley household was, like many from Ohio's Western Reserve, steeped in Whiggish and abolitionist sentiment, the latter based on the family's staunch Methodist beliefs. William followed in the Methodist tradition, becoming active in the local Methodist church at the age of sixteen, he was a lifelong pious Methodist. In 1852, the family moved from Niles to Poland, Ohio so that their children could attend the better schools there. Graduating from Poland Seminary in 1859, he enrolled the following year at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, he was an honorary member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He remained at Allegheny for only one year, returning home in 1860 after becoming depressed.
He spent time at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio as a board member. Although his health recovered, family finances declined and McKinley was unable to return to Allegheny, first working as a postal clerk and taking a job teaching at a school near Poland, Ohio; when the Southern states seceded from the Union and the American Civil War began, thousands of men in Ohio volunteered for service. Among them were McKinley and his cousin William McKinley Osbourne, who enlisted as privates in the newly formed Poland Guards in June 1861; the men left for Columbus where they were consolidated with other small units to form the 23rd Ohio Infantry. The men were unhappy to learn that, unlike Ohio's earlier volunteer regiments, they would not be permitted to elect their officers. Dennison appointed Colonel William Rosecrans as the commander of the regiment, the men began training on the outskirts of Columbus. McKinley took to the soldier's life and wrote a series of letters to his hometown newspaper extolling the army and the Union cause.
Delays in issuance of uniforms and weapons again brought the men into conflict with their officers, but Major Rut
Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick
Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born January 6, 1863 near Pontiac, Michigan to Sumner Bathrick and Louisa Bathrick, he married May L. Clark in 1889. Bathrick was graduated from the Pontiac High School, he engaged in the importation of edible oils. In the 1890s, he was a reporter for a Cleveland newspaper, he engaged in the real estate business. Bathrick was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congresses; because of gerrymandering, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits. Bathrick was elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Akron, December 22, 1917. Though ill Bathrick continued his representation of Ohio for six months until the close of session in October, he died on December 1917 in Akron, Ohio. He was interred in Glendale Cemetery. Martin Luther Davey was elected to fill his congressional term. Bathrick was an ardent advocate for a large Navy, being known on the hill as "Battleship Bath".
He was a great advocate of Rural Credits, though the legislation was passed during the Sixty-fourth Congress, he was credited by his peers as being a great influence in the legislation. In his youth, Bathrick was a reporter for a Cleveland Newspaper. While a reporter, he turned his hand to writing children's stories. Being dissatisfied with the story, he placed it in a trunk, only to find it again around 1911. A friend convinced him to send it to a publisher, who made a few recommendations for changes and recommending it for publication. Bathrick, being ill, retired for the winter in Florida for his health. While there, he reworked the story and sent it back to the publisher, who published it not long after he died. Please Don't Worry The Magic Salt: The Fairy People The Magic Salt: The Soldier Bees The Magic Salt: The Wand of Power The Magic Salt: The Great Day United States Congress. "Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
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Ezra B. Taylor
Ezra Booth Taylor was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Taylor was born in Nelson Township, Portage County and attended the common and select schools and academies, he studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portage County in 1845. Taylor was elected prosecuting attorney in 1854 and moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1861. During the American Civil War, he enrolled as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-first Ohio Infantry, on April 27, 1864, he was mustered into service on May 5, 1864, was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864. Taylor was elected judge of the court of common pleas for the ninth judicial district of Ohio and served from March 1877 to September 1880, when he resigned. Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Garfield, he was reelected to the Forty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 13, 1880, to March 3, 1893. He was an outspoken opponent of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, arguing that Chinese immigrants were being singled out by laborers on the West Coast.
He served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892. After leaving office he resumed the practice of his profession, he died in Warren, January 29, 1912 and was interred in the Warren mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery. In 1849, Taylor was married in Ravenna to Harriet M. Frazier, who died in 1876, they had a son. The former, Harriet Taylor Upton was author. United States Congress. "Ezra B. Taylor". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-10-12 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov
Lyle Williams was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Philippi, West Virginia, he attended the public schools of Ohio, he served in the United States Army Reserve from 1960 to 1968, worked as a barber. He married Nancy Peterson in 1964 and they had four children. Williams began his political career by winning election to the Bloomfield School Board, where he served from 1970 to 1972, being elected Trumbull County Commissioner from 1972 to 1976. Williams was elected in 1978 as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth Congress in an upset, narrowly defeating incumbent Democrat Charles J. Carney in a Democratic working class district that included the industrial cities of Youngstown and Warren, he was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses in the 19th and the 17th district. He was defeated for reelection in 1984 by Mahoning County Sheriff James Traficant, a colorful political maverick. In all, he served from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1985, ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress.
In 1987, Williams worked for the Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining on the external affairs staff. He returned to Ohio where he again ran unsuccessfully in 1992 for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress. After leaving politics, Williams worked as Executive Director for NASPAC. Williams was a resident of Ohio. Williams died of a heart attack in Lordstown, Ohio, on November 7, 2008. United States Congress. "Lyle Williams". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Appearances on C-SPAN
W. Aubrey Thomas
William Aubrey Thomas was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Y Bynea, near Llanelly, Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1868 with his parents, who settled in Niles, Ohio, he attended the public schools of Niles, Mount Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he majored in metallurgical chemistry. He was an analytical chemist in Niles from 1886 to 1888, was engaged in the iron and steel business, he served as president of The Mahoning Valley Steel Company. And as Secretary and director of the Niles Firebrick Co. Thomas was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. F. Dick on this election to the Senate, he was reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 8, 1904, to March 3, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress, he moved to Alabama in 1918, continued his interest in the manufacture of iron and firebrick. He served as president of the Jenifer Iron Co.
He died in Talladega, Alabama on September 8, 1951, aged 85. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown. Thomas became a Mason in 1887, was the youngest Master in Ohio when he led his lodge for two terms, he became a member of the Elks in 1892, was a Presbyterian. United States Congress. "W. Aubrey Thomas". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov