Lewis C. Laylin
|Lewis Cass Laylin|
|29th Ohio Secretary of State|
January 14, 1901 – January 14, 1907
|Preceded by||Charles Kinney|
|Succeeded by||Carmi Thompson|
September 28, 1848|
|Died||November 17, 1923
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Frances L. Dewey|
Lewis Laylin was born September 28, 1848 in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1867. In 1869, he was elected superintendent of the Bellevue public schools. He began study of law, and was admitted to the bar March 13, 1876.
Laylin was city clerk of Norwalk two years, a member of the Huron County board of school examiners twelve years, and president of the Norwalk City board of examiners three years. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Huron County in 1879, and served for seven years.
Laylin represented Huron County in the Ohio House of representatives from 1888 to 1893, in the 68th, 69th and 70th General Assemblies, selected by his peers as Speaker of the House in the 70th in 1892-1893.
Laylin was nominated in 1900 by the Republican Party for Ohio Secretary of State, and re-elected twice, serving a total of six years from 1901-1907.
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- Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio ... State of Ohio.
- Lewis C. Laylin at Find a Grave
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