Leroy Welsh

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Leroy Welsh
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15th Ohio State Treasurer
In office
November 25, 1875 – January, 1876
Appointed by William Allen
Preceded by Isaac Welsh
Succeeded by John M. Millikin
Personal details
Born March 1844
Beallsville, Ohio
Died August 20, 1879 (age 35)
Belmont County, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
Cincinnati Law School

Leroy Welsh was a Republican politician appointed Ohio State Treasurer from 1875-1876.

Leroy Welsh was the son of Isaac Welsh. Isaac Welsh was elected Ohio State Treasurer in 1871, and again in 1873. He died November 25, 1875, and Governor Allen appointed Leroy Welsh to serve the remaining weeks of his second term.[1]

Biography[edit]

Leroy Welsh was born in Beallsville, Monroe County, Ohio in March 1844. He moved with his parents to Washington Township, Belmont County, Ohio in 1854.[2] In 1869 he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and then studied law at home for a year before entering Cincinnati Law School, where he graduated in 1871. He was chief assistant to his father at the Treasury beginning in 1872, and continued there until he was appointed treasurer following his father's death. He returned home to Belmont County, Ohio early in 1876 when his term ended.[2]

Welsh practiced in Belmont County, and later opened a law office in Columbus, but returned home to die when he fell ill. He died August 20, 1879 in Belmont County.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 289. 
  2. ^ a b c Caldwell, J. A. (1880). History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio. p. 415.