Herbert S. Duffy
|Herbert S. Duffy|
|33rd and 36th Ohio Attorney General|
January 11, 1937 – January 9, 1939
|Preceded by||John W. Bricker|
|Succeeded by||Thomas J. Herbert|
January 10, 1949 – January 8, 1951
|Preceded by||Hugh S. Jenkins|
|Succeeded by||C. William O'Neill|
February 25, 1900|
New Lexington, Ohio
|Died||February 29, 1956
|Resting place||New Lexington Cemetery|
Duffy, a Democrat from Columbus, Ohio, settled a case against the Ohio Bell Telephone Company. The case was before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, and lasted fourteen years.
Duffy won elections for Attorney General in 1936 and 1948, while losing for that office in 1942 and 1950. He also lost a Democratic primary election for Ohio Governor in 1940, lost general elections for the Ohio Supreme Court in 1944 and 1946, and a party primary for Lieutenant Governor in 1954.
He died at his home after a brief illness in 1956.