Lucien J. Fenton

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Lucien Jerome Fenton
Lucien J. Fenton 1899.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Preceded by Hezekiah S. Bundy
Succeeded by Stephen Morgan
Personal details
Born (1844-05-07)May 7, 1844
Winchester, Ohio
Died June 28, 1922(1922-06-28) (aged 78)
Winchester, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater National Normal University, Ohio University

Lucien Jerome Fenton (May 7, 1844 - June 28, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Winchester, Ohio, Fenton attended the public schools, National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, and Ohio University at Athens. Enlisted as a private in Company I, Ninety-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 11, 1862. He was discharged because of wounds on May 29, 1865. He taught school from 1865 to 1881. He was an unsuccessful candidate for clerk of the courts of Adams County in 1880. He served as clerk in the United States Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. from 1881 to 1884. He returned to Ohio and organized the Winchester Bank in 1884. He was appointed a trustee of the Ohio University at Athens by Governor McKinley in 1892. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892.

Fenton was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898. He resumed banking in Winchester, Ohio. He served as president of the Winchester School Board 1912-1922. He served as president of the Adams County School Board 1918-1922. He died in Winchester, Ohio, June 28, 1922. He was interred in Winchester Cemetery.

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