De Witt C. Badger
|De Witt Clinton Badger|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
|Preceded by||Emmett Tompkins|
|Succeeded by||Edward L. Taylor, Jr.|
|36th Mayor of Columbus, Ohio|
January 1, 1906 – 1908
|Preceded by||Robert H. Jeffrey|
|Succeeded by||Charles A. Bond|
August 7, 1858|
|Died||May 20, 1926
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Mount Union College|
Born near London, Ohio, Badger attended the country schools in Madison County and Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. He taught school from 1875 to 1880. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in London, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1882-1885. He moved to Columbus, Ohio, and was elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1893. He was reelected in 1897 and served until 1903, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.
Badger was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio. He served as the 36th mayor of Columbus (January 1, 1906-1908). He died in Columbus, Ohio, May 20, 1926. He was interred at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. Badger married Sidney Slaughter, and had children named Clinton and Minnie.
- De Witt C. Badger at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- De Witt Badger at Find a Grave
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Robert H. Jeffrey
|Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Charles A. Bond