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Ohio: State Attorneys General

Ohio State Attorneys General, 1846-2019 (May be incomplete!)
Henry Stanberry 1846-51 Joseph McCormick 1851-52 George E. Pugh 1852-54 George W. McCook 1854-56 Francis D. Kimball 1856 Christopher P. Wolcott 1856-61 James Murray 1861-63 Lyman R. Critchfield 1863-65 William P. Richardson 1865 Chauncey N. Olds 1865-66 William H. West 1866-68 Francis B. Pond 1868-72 John Little 1872-78 Isiah Pillars 1878-80 George K. Nash 1880-83 David A. Hollingsworth 1883-84 James Lawrence 1884-86 Jacob A. Kohler 1886-88 David K. Watson 1888-92 John K. Richards 1892-96 Frank S. Monnett 1896-1900 John M. Sheets 1900-04 Wade H. Ellis 1904-08 Ulysses G. Denman 1908-11 Timothy S. Hogan 1911-15 Edward C. Turner 1915-17 Joseph McGee 1917-19 John G. Price 1919-23 Charles C. Crabbe 1923-27 Edward C. Turner 1927-29 Gilbert Bettman 1929-33 John W. Bricker 1933-37 Herbert S. Duffy 1937-39 Thomas J. Herbert 1939-45 Hugh S. Jenkins 1945-49 Herbert S. Duffy 1949-51 C. William O'Neill 1951-57 William B. Saxbe 1957-59 Mark McElroy 1959-63 William B. Saxbe 1963-69 Paul W. Brown 1969-71 William J. Brown 1971-83 Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. 1983-91 Lee I. Fisher 1991-95 Betty Montgomery 1995-2003 James M. Petro 2003-07 Mike DeWine 2011-19

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1877: George K. Nash (Rep), defeated.
  • 1879: George K. Nash (Rep), elected.
  • 1881: George K. Nash (Rep), elected.
  • 1897 Nov 2: Frank S. Monnett (Rep), elected; William H. Dore (Dem), defeated; Olin J. Ross (Prohibition), defeated; Cyrus A. Rieder (People's), defeated; John W. Roseborough (Liberty), defeated; Daniel Wilson (Gold Democratic), defeated; Charles F. Armistead (Negro Protective), defeated.
  • 1922: Stephen M. Young, defeated.
  • 1924 Aug 12: Thomas H. Morrow (Dem), nominated; Dennis F. Dunlavy (Dem), defeated in primary; B. F. McDonald (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 Aug 12: Bert B. Buckley (Rep), defeated in primary; Wesley L. Grills (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles C. Crabbe (Rep), nominated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Thomas H. Morrow (Dem), defeated; Mary S. Fraser (Commonwealth Land), defeated; John Rowe (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charles C. Crabbe (Rep), elected.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Charles B. Zimmerman (Dem), nominated; Arthur D. Davis (Dem), defeated in primary; Francis W. Durbin (Dem), defeated in primary; Frank S. Monnett (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Edward C. Turner (Rep), nominated; Wesley L. Grills (Rep), defeated in primary; Hal H. Griswold (Rep), defeated in primary; Clinton D. Boyd (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Charles B. Zimmerman (Dem), defeated; Fred Brown (Socialist Labor), defeated; Edward C. Turner (Rep), elected.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Francis W. Poulson (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Gilbert Bettman (Rep), nominated; Matthew L. Bigger (Rep), defeated in primary; John W. Bricker (Rep), defeated in primary; John H. Price (Rep), defeated in primary; J. Eugene Roberts (Rep), defeated in primary; Clinton D. Boyd (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Francis W. Poulson (Dem), defeated; Gilbert Bettman (Rep), elected; Frank W. Krehbiel (Socialist), defeated; Ellis J. Morrow (Socialist Labor), defeated; George S. Hawke (Prohibition), defeated; Edwin Blank (Workers Communist), defeated.
  • 1938 Aug 9: Herbert S. Duffy (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1938 Aug 9: Thomas J. Herbert (Rep), nominated; Verner E. Metcalf (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Thomas J. Herbert (Rep), elected; Herbert S. Duffy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956: Chalmers P. Wylie (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1956: William B. Saxbe (Rep), elected; Stephen M. Young, defeated.
  • 1962: Robert E. Sweeney, defeated.
  • 1966: Robert E. Sweeney, defeated.
  • 1990: Paul E. Pfeifer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994: Betty Montgomery (Rep), elected; Lee I. Fisher (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998: Richard Cordray (Dem), defeated; Betty Montgomery (Rep), elected.
  • 2002: James M. Petro (Rep), elected.
  • 2006: Betty Montgomery (Rep), defeated.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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