List of Speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives

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The Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives is the most powerful member of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Term Name Party Home County
1803-03-01 – 1803-12-04 Michael Baldwin Democratic-Republican[1] Ross
1803-12-05 – 1804-12-02 Elias Langham   Ross
1804-12-03 – 1805-12-01 Michael Baldwin (2nd term)   Ross
1805-12-02 – 1806-11-30 John Sloane   Jefferson
1806-12-01 – 1807-12-06 Abraham Shepherd   Adams
1807-12-07 – 1808-12-04 Philemon Beecher   Fairfield
1808-12-05 – 1809-12-03 Alexander Campbell   Adams
1809-12-04 – 1811-12-01 Edward Tiffin Democratic-Republican Ross
1811-12-02 – 1812-12-06 Matthias Corwin   Warren
1812-12-07 – 1815-12-03 John Pollock   Clermont
1815-12-04 – 1816-12-01 Matthias Corwin (2nd term)   Warren
1816-12-02 – 1817-11-30 Thomas Kirker Democratic-Republican Adams
1817-12-01 – 1818-12-06 Duncan McArthur   Ross
1818-12-07 – 1821-12-02 Joseph Richardson   Columbiana
1821-12-03 – 1822-12-01 John Bigger   Warren
1822-12-02 – 1824-12-05 Joseph Richardson (2nd term)   Columbiana
1824-12-06 – 1825-12-04 Micajah T. Williams Democratic Hamilton
1825-12-05 – 1826-12-03 William W. Irvin Democratic Fairfield
1826-12-04 – 1827-12-02 David Higgins Democratic Butler
1827-12-03 – 1829-12-06 Edward King National Republican Ross
1829-12-07 – 1830-12-05 Thomas L. Hamer Democratic Brown
1830-12-06 – 1831-12-04 James M. Bell Whig Guernsey
1831-12-05 – 1832-12-02 William B. Hubbard Whig Belmont
1832-12-03 – 1833-12-01 David T. Disney Democratic Hamilton
1833-12-02 – 1834-11-30 John H. Keith Democratic Muskingum
1834-12-01 – 1835-12-06 John M. Creed Whig Fairfield
1835-12-07 – 1836-12-04 William Sawyer Democratic Montgomery
1836-12-05 – 1837-12-03 William Medill Democratic Fairfield
1837-12-04 – 1838-12-02 Charles Anthony Whig Clark
1838-12-03 – 1839-12-01 James J. Faran Democratic Hamilton
1839-12-02 – 1840-12-06 Thomas J. Buchanan Democratic Clermont
1840-12-07 – 1841-12-05 Seabury Ford Whig Geauga
1841-12-06 – 1842-12-04 Rufus P. Spalding Democratic Summit
1842-12-05 – 1843-12-03 John Chaney Democratic Fairfield
1843-12-04 – 1844-12-01 John M. Gallagher Whig Madison
1844-12-02 – 1845-11-30 John M. Gallagher Whig Clark
1845-12-01 – 1846-12-06 Elias F. Drake Whig Greene
1846-12-07 – 1847-12-05 William P. Cutler Whig Washington
1847-12-06 – 1848-12-03 Joseph S. Hawkins Whig Preble
1848-12-04 – 1849-12-02 John G. Breslin Democratic Seneca
1849-12-03 – 1850-12-01 Benjamin F. Leiter Democratic Stark
1850-12-02 – 1852-01-04 John F. Morse Free Soil Ashtabula
1852-01-05 – 1854-01-01 James C. Johnson Democratic Medina
1854-01-02 – 1856-01-06 Francis C. LeBlond   Mercer
1856-01-07 – 1858-01-03 Nelson H. Van Vorhes Republican Athens
1858-01-04 – 1860-01-01 William Burnham Woods Democratic Licking
1860-01-02 – 1862-01-05 Richard C. Parsons Republican Cuyahoga
1862-01-06 – 1865-12-31 James Randolph Hubbell Republican Delaware
1866-01-01 – 1868-01-05 Edwin A. Parrott Republican Montgomery
1868-01-06 – 1870-01-02 John F. Follett Democratic Licking
1870-01-03 – 1871-12-31 A. J. Cunningham   Hamilton
1872-01-01 – 1874-01-04 Nelson H. Van Vorhes (2nd term) Republican Athens
1874-01-05 – 1876-01-02 George L. Converse Democratic Franklin
1876-01-03 – 1878-01-06 Charles H. Grosvenor Republican Athens
1878-01-07 – 1880-01-03 James E. Neal   Butler
1880-01-04 – 1882-01-01 Thomas A. Cowgill   Champaign
1882-01-02 – 1884-01-06 Orlando J. Hodge Republican Cuyahoga
1884-01-07 – 1886-01-03 Archelaus D. Marsh Democratic Mercer
1886-01-04 – 1888-01-01 John C. Entrekin Republican Ross
1888-01-02 – 1890-01-05 Elbert L. Lampson Republican Ashtabula
1890-01-06 – 1892-01-03 Nial R. Hysell Democratic Perry
1892-01-04 – 1894-01-02 Lewis C. Laylin Republican Huron
1894-01-03 – 1896-01-05 Alexander Boxwell Republican Warren
1896-01-06 – 1898-01-02 David L. Sleeper Republican Athens
1898-01-03 – 1899-12-31 Harry C. Mason Republican Cuyahoga
1900-01-01 – 1902-01-05 Arlington G. Reynolds Republican Lake
1902-01-06 – 1904-01-03 William S. McKinnon Republican Ashtabula
1904-01-04 – 1905-12-31 George T. Thomas Republican Huron
1906-01-01 – 1909-01-03 Carmi A. Thompson
Freeman T. Eagleson
Republican
Republican
Lawrence
Guernsey
1909-01-04 – 1911-01-01 Granville W. Mooney Republican Ashtabula
1911-01-02 – 1913-01-05 Samuel J. Vining Democratic Mercer
1913-01-06 – 1915-01-03 Charles L. Swain Democratic Hamilton
1915-01-04 – 1916-12-31 Charles D. Conover Republican Champaign
1917-01-01 – 1919-01-05 E. J. Hopple Democratic Cuyahoga
1919-01-06 – 1921-01-02 Carl R. Kimball Republican Lake
1921-01-03 – 1922-12-31 Rupert R. Beetham Republican Harrison
1923-01-01 – 1925-01-04 H. H. Griswold Republican Geauga
1925-01-05 – 1927-01-02 Harry D. Silver Republican Preble
1927-01-03 – 1931-01-04 O. C. Gray Republican Harrison
1931-01-05 – 1933-01-01 Arthur Hamilton Republican Warren
1933-01-02 – 1935-01-06 Frank Cave Democratic Richland
1935-01-07 – 1937-01-03 J. Freer Bittinger Democratic Ashland
1937-01-04 – 1939-01-01 Frank R. Uible Democratic Cuyahoga
1939-01-02 – 1944-12-31 William M. McCulloch Republican Miami
1945-01-01 – 1947-01-05 Jackson E. Betts Republican Hancock
1947-01-06 – 1949-01-02 C. William O'Neill Republican Washington
1949-01-03 – 1950-12-31 John F. Cantwell Democratic Mahoning
1951-01-01 – 1953-01-04 Gordon Renner Republican Hamilton
1953-01-05 – 1955-01-02 William B. Saxbe Republican Champaign
1955-01-03 – 1959-01-04 Roger Cloud Republican Logan
1959-01-05 – 1961-01-01 James A. Lantz Democratic Fairfield
1961-01-02 – 1967-01-01 Roger Cloud (2nd term) Republican Logan
1967-01-02 – 1972-12-31 Charles F. Kurfess Republican Wood
1973-01-01 – 1975-01-05 A. G. Lancione Democratic Belmont
1975-01-06 – 1995-01-02 Vernal G. Riffe Jr. Democratic Scioto
1995-01-03 – 2000 Jo Ann Davidson Republican Franklin
2001–2005 Larry Householder Republican Perry
2005-2009 Jon A. Husted Republican Montgomery
2009-2011 Armond Budish Democratic Cuyahoga
2011-present William G. Batchelder Republican Medina
  1. ^ The Scioto Gazette (Chillicothe, Ohio) 3 (137), 1803-01-15