Charles Kinney

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Charles Kinney
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28th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
January 11, 1897 – January 14, 1901
Preceded by Samuel McIntire Taylor
Succeeded by Lewis C. Laylin
Personal details
Born (1850-07-07)July 7, 1850
Springville, Kentucky
Died September 15, 1918(1918-09-15) (aged 68)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Letitia H. Yoakley
Children one

Charles Kinney was a Republican politician who was Ohio Secretary of State from 1897-1901.

Life and career[edit]

Kinney was born July 7, 1850 in Springville, Kentucky. When his father died in 1861, he moved to Columbus, Indiana, where he stayed until 1872. He graduated from high school there in 1866. He practiced the printer's trade until moving to Portsmouth, Ohio in 1872. He was in mercantile for four years, until taking up printing again.[1] He was then appointed Deputy Treasurer of Scioto County, Ohio in 1877, serving until 1880. He was elected County Treasurer in 1883, and served four years. He served as chief clerk under Secretaries of State Ryan and Taylor, and was elected as Secretary of State in 1896, and re-elected in 1898.[1]

After his second term ended, Kinney engaged in corporate law in Columbus.[2]

Kinney died September 15, 1918.[3]

Kinney was married October 8, 1879 to Letitia H. Yoakley of Portsmouth.[2] They had a daughter named Lida.[3]

Publications[edit]

  • Kinney, Charles (1911). Vagrant Verse. Columbus: F. J. Heer.  - a book of poetry

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith 1898 : 700
  2. ^ a b Mercer 1903 : 207-208
  3. ^ a b genealogy.com

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