De Witt C. Badger

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De Witt Clinton Badger
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36th Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
In office
January 1, 1906 – 1908
Preceded by Robert H. Jeffrey
Succeeded by Charles A. Bond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by Emmett Tompkins
Succeeded by Edward L. Taylor Jr.
Personal details
Born (1858-08-07)August 7, 1858
London, Ohio
Died May 20, 1926(1926-05-20) (aged 67)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Green Lawn Cemetery
Spouse(s) Sidney Slaughter
Children Clinton
Alma mater Mount Union College

De Witt Clinton Badger (August 7, 1858 – May 20, 1926) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and the 36th mayor of Columbus, Ohio.

Born near London, Ohio, Badger attended the country schools in Madison County and Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. He taught school from 1875 to 1880. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in London, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1882-1885. He moved to Columbus, Ohio, and was elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1893. He was reelected in 1897 and served until 1903, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.

Badger was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio. He served as the 36th mayor of Columbus (January 1, 1906 – 1908). He died in Columbus, Ohio, May 20, 1926. He was interred at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. Badger married Sidney Slaughter, and had children named Clinton and Minnie.[1]


  1. ^ Egger, Charles, ed. (1975). Columbus Mayors (PDF). Columbus: Columbus Citizen-Journal. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert H. Jeffrey
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
January 1, 1906 – 1908
Succeeded by
Charles A. Bond
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Emmett Tompkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Succeeded by
Edward L. Taylor Jr.