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A HANDBOOK OF THE
STATE OF OHIO
COMPILED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE ACT OF APRIL
F. E. SCOBEY, CLERK OF THE SENATE
76TII GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Springfield, Ohio :
F490 35 1904-15
"OHIO STATESMEN AND HUNDRED YEAR BOOK,”.
OF WHICH THIS BOOK IS A REVISED AND
ENLARGED EDITION, WAS COPYRIGHTED A. D. 1892 by Col. W. A. TAYLOR. THE COPYRIGHT WAS PURCHASED BY THE STATE OF OHIO BY THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1898 (0. L. VOL. 93, Page 29), CONTAINÉD THE porov'INO PROVISION: “WHEREBY THE STATE AFORES ATD shall TiAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO MAKE FUTURE PUBLICATION OF SAID WORK FOR ITS USE AND
HE “Biographical Annals of Ohio" is the outcome of efforts to
preserve in ready reference form the names and history of the
men who have served the State. In 1888-1892, Col. William A. Taylor, a well-known journalist, collected from official sources much of the matter which appears within these covers and published as a private enterprise “The Ohio Statesman and Hundred Year Book.” The General Assembly purchased and distributed an edition of 7,500 copies. In 1896-98 a revised edition under the name of the "Ohio Statesman and Annals of Progress" was prepared by Col. Taylor. The State through an act of the General Assembly purchased the manuscript anu copyright of the work and printed for gratuitous distribution an edition of 9,500 copies.
In 1900-1901 another revision, prepared under the direction of the General Assembly by Mr. E. Howard Gilkey was published under the name of the Hundred Year Book.
The Act of May 12, 1902, as amended April 19, 1904, contemplates the publication of a work of this character biennially under the name of “The Biographical Annals of Ohio.” In order that the series may be complete the matter heretofore published is reprinted in this volue covering the biographical history of Ohio from the formation of the Northwest Territory in 1787 to September 1, 1904.
The present compilers make no claim to originality or authorship. They acknowledge their obligations to Col. Taylor, Mr. Gilkey and the others who have contributed hours of research and labor to the sum of