William T. Cope

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William Taylor Cope
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21st Ohio State Treasurer
In office
January 11, 1892 – January 13, 1896
Preceded by John C. Brown
Succeeded by Samuel B. Campbell
Personal details
Born (1836-12-25)December 25, 1836
Columbiana County, Ohio
Died November 26, 1902(1902-11-26) (aged 65)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Green Lawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Captain
Unit 143rd Ohio Infantry

William Taylor Cope (December 25, 1836 – November 26, 1902)[1] was a Republican politician in the state of Ohio and was Ohio State Treasurer from 1892-1896.

William T. Cope was born in 1836 at Columbiana County, Ohio, and in his earlier years was a coal operator or merchant. During the American Civil War he was a Captain in the 143rd Volunteer Infantry.[2] He represented his county in the Ohio House of Representatives, winning elections in 1885 and 1887 to the 67th and 68th General Assemblies.[3]

Cope then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a wholesale coal dealer. In 1891 and again in 1893, he was elected State Treasurer. Later he worked for a bank in Columbus.[2] He died November 26, 1902, and is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John C. Brown
Ohio State Treasurer
1892-1896
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Campbell
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Love
Representative from Columbiana County
1886-1889
Succeeded by
Alexander H. McCoy