Harry L. Gordon
|Harry Lincoln Gordon|
|27th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio|
June 26, 1902 – January 11, 1904
|Appointed by||George K. Nash|
|Preceded by||Carl L. Nippert|
|Succeeded by||Warren G. Harding|
August 27, 1860|
|Died||November 1, 1921
Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
|Alma mater||DePauw University|
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Harry Lincoln Gordon was born August 27, 1860 at Metamora, Indiana, and attended schools there. His parents were M.B. and Sophia (Tracy) Gordon. He graduated from DePauw University in 1882 with high honors in mathematics. He studied law at the office of McDonald, Butler, & Mason in Indianapolis, Indiana, was admitted to the bar and moved to Wichita, Kansas. Gordon was chosen city solicitor of Wichita, and was elected to represent Sedgwick County in the Kansas State Senate 1895-1896.
In December, 1896, Gordon moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he practiced law. Mayor Tafel appointed him a member of the Board of Supervisors, and he became president of the body in 1900. He was appointed to a second term in 1902 by Mayor Fleischmann.
In 1902, Carl L. Nippert resigned as Ohio Lieutenant Governor, and Governor Nash appointed Gordon to the position June 26, 1902. In 1905, Gordon was the Republican candidate for Mayor, but lost to Edward J. Dempsey. This was his last campaign.
Gordon was a Republican, a member of the Business Men's club, the Cuvier Club, and the Avondale Athletic Club. He was a Scottish Rite Mason. He married Esther Langtree of Aurora, Indiana, April 20, 1892, and had a son. Gordon died from hardening of the arteries at his Avondale, Cincinnati home on November 1, 1921, and was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.
- "Obituaries". The Sigma Chi quarterly: the official organ of the Sigma Chi 41: 86–88. 1921.
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- list of Ohio Lieutenant Governors Ohio Secretary of State
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