Charles H. Graves (Ohio)
|Charles H. Graves|
|31st Ohio Secretary of State|
January 9, 1911 – January 11, 1915
|Preceded by||Carmi Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Charles Quinn Hildebrant|
|Born||Charles Henry Graves
June 24, 1872
Clay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
|Died||August 15, 1940
|Resting place||Oak Harbor Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Emma B. Mylander|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan Law School|
Charles H. Graves was born in Ottawa County, Ohio. His father was born in Germany. Graves attended the public schools of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated in 1893. He had previously studied law in Oak Harbor. He was admitted to the bar in 1893 at Columbus, Ohio.
Graves married Emma B. Mylander of Oak Harbor on September 2, 1896, and had two sons. He served as city solicitor of Oak Harbor, and as Prosecuting Attorney of Ottawa County, Ohio, elected to three year terms in 1900 and 1903. In 1909 he was chairman of the Ottawa County Democratic Central and Executive Committees.
Graves was elected on the Democratic ticket as Secretary of State in 1910, and re-elected in 1912.