Nicholas Longworth II
|Nicholas Longworth II|
|Ohio Supreme Court Justice|
November 9, 1881 – March 9, 1883
|Preceded by||Washington W. Boynton|
|Succeeded by||John H. Doyle|
June 16, 1844|
Mount Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio
|Died||January 18, 1890
Mount Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
Nicholas Longworth was born June 16, 1844 in Cincinnati to Joseph and Anna Rives Longworth. Joseph Longworth was the only son of Nicholas Longworth (1783-1863), a lawyer, winemaker and land speculator, who came to Cincinnati in 1804, and for the year 1850 had a tax bill of $17,000, second only to John Jacob Astor in the United States. Anna Rives was the niece of William Cabell Rives.
Longworth was educated at the public schools in Cincinnati, and graduated from Harvard University in 1866 with high honors. He then studied law under his uncle, (his mother's brother-in-law), Rufus King at the Cincinnati Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He had a partnership with his cousin, Edward L. Anderson, which dissolved in 1871. From 1871 to 1877 he practiced with King Thompson and Longworth.
In 1876, Longworth was elected to the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County for a five year term. On October 11, 1881 he was elected on the Republican ticket to the Ohio Supreme Court. On November 9, 1881, Washington W. Boynton resigned his seat three months before the end of his term due to ill health and meager salary, and Longworth was seated on that day. His term was scheduled to end February, 1887.
Longworth resigned from the court March 9, 1883, due to the failing health of his father, and the need to look after his estate. He formed a short-live legal partnership with Thomas McDougall, which dissolved upon his father's death late in 1883. He managed the business affairs of the estate, and travelled extensively. He also translated Electra from Greek, and had two stories published in 1889. He also had a steam yacht, the C.O., on the Ohio River, and raced yachts on Lake Erie.
Longworth died of pneumonia at Rookwood, his estate on Mount Adams, on January 18, 1890, and was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery. He was married on October 2, or 3, 1869 to Susan Walker. She was the daughter of the late Timothy Walker, one of the founders and Dean of the Cincinnati Law School. They had three children, Nicholas, born November 5, 1869, Annie Rives, born December 10, 1870, and Clara, born October 17, 1873.
- Longworth family
- Nicholas Longworth - his son, Speaker of the US House
- Nicholas Longworth (1783-1863) - his grandfather
- Maria Longworth Nichols Storer - his sister
- Timothy Walker (judge) - his father-in-law
- Clara Longworth de Chambrun - his daughter
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- Cist, Charles (1851). Sketches and statistics of Cincinnati in 1851. Cincinnati: Wm. H Moore and Company. pp. 333–338.
- Perhaps Cist meant John Jacob Astor III, since John Jacob Astor died in 1848.
- Goss, Charles Frederic (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. 4. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. p. 5.
- "Nicholas Longworth". The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 367.
- "Washington Wallace Boynton". The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- October 2, 1869 was a Saturday, October 3, a Sunday
|Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court 1881-1883|
|1882||William White||Nicholas Longworth II||John W. Okey||George W. McIlvaine||William Wartenbee Johnson|
|1883||William White||Nicholas Longworth II||John W. Okey||George W. McIlvaine||William Wartenbee Johnson|