Charles H. Graves (Ohio)

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Charles H. Graves
Charles H. Graves (circa 1912).png
31st Ohio Secretary of State
In office
January 9, 1911 – January 11, 1915
Preceded by Carmi Thompson
Succeeded by Charles Quinn Hildebrant
Personal details
Born Charles Henry Graves[1]
(1872-06-24)June 24, 1872
Clay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Died August 15, 1940(1940-08-15) (aged 68)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting place Oak Harbor Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Emma B. Mylander
Children two
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School

Charles Henry Graves (June 24, 1872 – August 15, 1940) was a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who was Ohio Secretary of State 1911–1915.


Charles H. Graves was born in Ottawa County, Ohio. His father was born in Germany.[2] Graves attended the public schools of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated in 1893. He had previously studied law in Oak Harbor. He was admitted to the bar in 1893 at Columbus, Ohio.[2]

Graves married Emma B. Mylander of Oak Harbor on September 2, 1896, and had two sons. He served as city solicitor of Oak Harbor, and as Prosecuting Attorney of Ottawa County, Ohio, elected to three year terms in 1900 and 1903. In 1909 he was chairman of the Ottawa County Democratic Central and Executive Committees.[2]

Graves was elected on the Democratic ticket as Secretary of State in 1910, and re-elected in 1912.[2]

Graves died following surgery in August 1940.[3][4]


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  2. ^ a b c d Mercer, James K (1913). Ohio Legislative History: 1909-1913. Columbus: Edward T Miller. pp. 173–174. 
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Political offices
Preceded by
Carmi Thompson
Secretary of State of Ohio
Succeeded by
Charles Q. Hildebrant