Frank B. Archer

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Frank B. Archer
Frank B. Archer 1903.jpg
President of the Ohio Senate
In office
January 6, 1902 – January 3, 1904
Preceded by Oscar Sheppard
Succeeded by George Henry Chamberlain
Personal details
Born (1858-05-20)May 20, 1858
Bellaire, Ohio
Died December 11, 1914(1914-12-11) (aged 56)
Bellaire, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lucy F. Horn
Children five

Frank B. Archer (20 May, 1858 – 11 December, 1914) was a politician from Bellaire, Ohio, United States. He was president pro tem of the Ohio State Senate 1902-1904.

Early life[edit]

Frank B. Archer was born in Bellaire, Ohio on May 5, 1858. His father died that autumn, and his mother, with six children, was thrown into poverty.[1][2] He began working in a glass factory at age 12, and by age 17 he had finished his apprenticeship and was a master tradesman.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1884, Archer left the factory to pursue the stationary and insurance business.[3] Two years before that, he had begun his political career by being elected treasurer of Pultney Township.[2] He served two terms on the city council of Bellaire, and was president of that body for two years.[4] He was elected treasurer of Belmont County in 1889 and was re-elected. He was twice Chairman of the Belmont County Republican Executive Committee.[3]

Archer was elected to the Ohio State Senate from the 20th and 22nd districts, and was re-elected in 1901. He was elected as president pro tem for the sessions in 1902 and 1903.[4]


Frank B. Archer married Lucy F. Horn. They had four sons and a daughter.[4] He was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternal organizations.[4] He died December 11, 1914 at Bellaire.[5]


  1. ^ Ohio 1900, p. 278.
  2. ^ a b c Taylor, p. 333.
  3. ^ a b Ohio 1900, p. 279.
  4. ^ a b c d Mercer and Rife, p. 129.
  5. ^ "Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 - Frank B. Archer, reference fn 64446; FHL microfilm 1983286". Family Search. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 


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