John F. Oglevee

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John Finley Oglevee
13th Ohio State Auditor
In office
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Preceded by James Williams
Succeeded by Emil Kiesewetter
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Clark County district
In office
January 3, 1876 – January 4, 1880
Preceded by Benjamin Neff
Succeeded by E. G. Dial
N. M. McConkey
Personal details
Born (1840-05-17)May 17, 1840
Cadiz, Ohio
Died April 25, 1903(1903-04-25) (aged 62)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Green Lawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Franklin College
University of Michigan Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service August 6, 1862 -
June 3, 1865[1]
Rank Union army 1st lt rank insignia.jpg 1st Lieutenant
Unit Ohio 98th Ohio Infantry

John Finley Oglevee (May 17, 1840 - April 25, 1903) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio who was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for four years and Ohio State Auditor for four years. He was also a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War.

John F. Oglevee was born in Harrison County, Ohio near Cadiz. He lived on a farm, and attended public schools and Franklin College in New Athens, Ohio.[2] On August 6, 1862 he enlisted in Company C of the 98th Ohio Infantry. At the Battle of Chickamauga, he was severely wounded and promoted to Second Lieutenant for gallantry.[2] He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant September 26, 1864.[1] During the Atlanta Campaign he commanded his company, and was promoted to Adjutant of the regiment. He mustered out May 1865.[2]

He moved to Springfield, Ohio in 1866 and studied law. He enrolled in the University of Michigan Law School in October 1866, and was admitted to the bar in December 1867. In October 1871, he was elected Auditor of Clark County, Ohio, and re-elected in 1873.[2] In 1875 and again in 1877, he was elected to represent the county in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 62nd and 63rd General Assemblies, (1876–1879).[3]

In 1879, he was nominated by the Republicans for Ohio State Auditor, and defeated Democrat Charles Reemelin in the autumn for a four year term.[4] He was again nominated in 1883, but lost to Democrat Emil Kiesewetter.[5] He then engaged in private business in Columbus.

Oglevee died April 25, 1903, and is interred in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Williams
Ohio State Auditor
1880–1884
Succeeded by
Emil Kiesewetter
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Neff
Representative from Clark County
1876-1879
Succeeded by
E. G. Dial
N.M. McConkey