Mark McElroy

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Mark McElroy
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39th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 14, 1963
Preceded by William B. Saxbe
Succeeded by William B. Saxbe
Personal details
Born October 16, 1906
Cleveland, Ohio
Died December 4, 1981(1981-12-04) (aged 75)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marie Niznol
Alma mater Kenyon College
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Mark McElroy (October 16, 1906 – December 14, 1981) was a Democratic politician from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He served in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly and was Ohio Attorney General from 1959 to 1963.

Biography[edit]

McElroy was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906. He attended the city schools, and Kenyon College, where he won nine letters in football, baseball and basketball.[1] He was captain and quarterback in 1930 on the Kenyon Lords football team.[2] After graduating, he earned a law degree in 1934 from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.[1]

Immediately after college, McElroy ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio House of Representatives. He was an active Democrat, serving as ward leader, precinct committeeman, and member of the county executive committee.[1]

Before his election as Ohio Attorney General, McElroy was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio State Senate, and Cleveland City Council. He also unsuccessfully challenged Anthony J. Celebrezze for Mayor of Cleveland.[1]

McElroy was elected Attorney General in 1958 in a Democratic landslide,[1] and served one four-year term.

McElroy was married to Marie Niznol in about 1956.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Meet Mark McElroy, Ohio's Attorney General". Toledo Blade: 5. January 25, 1959. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Football Team Captains". Kenyon College Athletics. Retrieved 2012-01-14.