Thaddeus A. Minshall
Thaddeus Armstrong Minshall
|Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
February 9, 1886 – February 9, 1902
|Preceded by||George W. McIlvaine|
|Succeeded by||James Latimer Price|
|Born||January 19, 1834|
|Died||November 22, 1908 (aged 74)|
|Resting place||Grandview Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Julia Ewing Pearson|
|Years of service||1861–1864|
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Thaddeus A. Minshall was born near Hallsville, Ross County, Ohio. His mother died in 1841, and he worked in a woolen mill for six years starting in 1844. He also attended Mount Pleasant Academy at Kingston. He started teaching school at age twenty, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1861.
During the American Civil War, Minshall enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company C of the 22nd Ohio Infantry April 20, 1861, and was mustered out after four months as a Sergeant Major. He re-enlisted October 1861 as a Captain in Company H of the 33rd Ohio Infantry, served three years, and mustered out October, 1864.
After the War, Minshall began a practice in Chillicothe, and was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ross County. In 1877, he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas to fill a vacancy, and elected to a full terms in 1878 and 1883.
In 1885, the Republicans nominated George W. McIlvaine to a fourth five-year term on the Ohio Supreme Court. He declined their offer, and Minshall was offered the nomination, and won election. He was re-elected more than once and served until February, 1902.
- Smith 1898 : 514
- State of Ohio
- Evans, Lyle S, ed. (1917). A standard history of Ross County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the Past... 1. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 179.
- "Thaddeus Armstrong Minshall". The Supreme Court of Ohio and The Ohio Judicial System. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
George W. McIlvaine
| Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
James Latimer Price