John M. Sheets
|John M. Sheets|
|22nd Ohio Attorney General|
January 8, 1900 – January 11, 1904
|Preceded by||Frank S. Monnette|
|Succeeded by||Wade H. Ellis|
May 26, 1854|
Columbus Grove, Ohio
|Died||December 29, 1940
Palo Alto, California
|Spouse(s)||Mary E. Scott|
Sheets was born May 26, 1854 at Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio, was educated at public schools, and at age twenty began teaching. He entered Baldwin College in Berea in fall of 1876, and graduated in three years.
Sheets entered the University of Michigan Law School in 1879, and graduated in 1881. April 5, 1881 he was admitted to the bar, and opened an office in Ottawa. In 1893, he was elected as a Republican to judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the district composing Fulton, Henry, and Putnam counties. He was re-nominated in 1898, but fell 30 votes short of election.
The Republicans nominated Sheets for Attorney General in the summer of 1899, and he won election that autumn. He served four years.
Sheets married Mary E. Scott March 22, 1882. They were both students at the University of Michigan. They had a family of five daughters.
- Gilkey 1901 : 342-343
- "Former Ottawa Lawyer Expires", Findlay Republican Courier, Tuesday, December 31, 1940, Findlay, Ohio, United States Of America
- Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio .... State of Ohio.