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Ohio Secretaries of State, 1803-2007 (May be incomplete!)
William Creighton, Jr. 1803-08 Jeremiah McLene 1808-31 Moses H. Kirby 1831-35 Benjamin B. Hinkson 1835-36 Carter B. Harlan 1836-40 William Trevitt 1840-41 John Sloane 1841-44 Samuel Galloway 1844-50 Henry W. King 1850-52 William Trevitt 1852-56 James H. Baker 1856-58 Addison P. Russell 1858-62 Benjamin R. Cowen 1862 Wilson S. Kennon 1862-63 William W. Armstrong 1863-65 William H. Smith 1865-68 John Russell 1868-69 Isaac R. Sherwood 1869-73 Allen T. Wikoff 1873-75 William Bell, Jr. 1875-77 Milton Barnes 1877-81 Charles Townsend 1881-83 James W. Newman 1883-85 James S. Robinson 1885-89 Daniel J. Ryan 1889-91 Christian L. Poorman 1891-93 Samuel M. Taylor 1893-97 Charles Kinney 1897-1901 Lewis C. Laylin 1901-07 Carmi Thompson 1907-11 Charles H. Graves 1911-15 Charles Q. Hildebrant 1915-17 William D. Fulton 1917-19 Harvey C. Smith 1919-23 Thad H. Brown 1923-27 Clarence J. Brown 1927-33 George S. Myers 1933 William J. Kennedy 1936-39 Earl Griffith 1939-40 George M. Neffiner 1940-41 John E. Sweeney 1941-43 Edward J. Hummel 1943-49 Charles F. Sweeney 1949-51 Ted W. Brown 1951-79 Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. 1979-83 Sherrod Brown 1983-91 Bob Taft 1991-99 Ken Blackwell 1999-2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1896 Nov 3: Charles Kinney (Rep), elected; Chilton A. White (Dem), defeated; Samuel H. Rockhill (Prohibition), defeated; Wesley C. Bates (National), defeated; Daniel W. Wallace (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1900: Lewis C. Laylin (Rep), elected.
  • 1902: Herbert Seely Bigelow (Dem), defeated; Max S. Hayes (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Aug 12: John Henry Newman (Dem), nominated; Lester C. Riddle (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 Aug 12: Thad H. Brown (Rep), nominated; Edward J. Hummel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Jasper Shuman (Commonwealth Land), defeated; Martin Phalen (Socialist Labor), defeated; John Henry Newman (Dem), defeated; Thad H. Brown (Rep), elected.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Stephen M. Young (Dem), nominated; Newt Bronson (Dem), defeated in primary; Frank S. Krause (Dem), defeated in primary; John Henry Newman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Clarence J. Brown (Rep), nominated; Joseph E. Cross (Rep), defeated in primary; Edward J. Hummel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Clarence J. Brown (Rep), elected; Stephen M. Young (Dem), defeated; Harry Schreiber (Socialist), defeated; Walter Freeman (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Carl W. Smith (Dem), nominated; John Henry Newman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Clarence J. Brown (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Clarence J. Brown (Rep), elected; Carl W. Smith (Dem), defeated; Edna Hastings (Socialist), defeated; R. H. Richardson (Socialist Labor), defeated; Fred W. Barrett (Prohibition), defeated; Bruce T. Smith (Workers Communist), defeated.
  • 1938 Aug 9: William J. Kennedy (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1938 Aug 9: Earl Griffith (Rep), nominated; George E. Turner (Rep), defeated in primary; Edward J. Hummel (Rep), defeated in primary; Justin L. McCarthy (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Earl Griffith (Rep), elected; William J. Kennedy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990: Bob Taft (Rep), elected.
  • 1994: Bob Taft (Rep), elected.
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