William D. Fulton

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William Duane Fulton
William Duane Fulton (1918).png
33rd Ohio Secretary of State
In office
January 8, 1917 – January 13, 1919
Preceded by Charles Q. Hildebrant
Succeeded by Harvey C. Smith
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Licking County district
In office
January 2, 1911 – January 3, 1915
Preceded by Robert W. Howard
Succeeded by John S. Graham
Personal details
Born (1864-05-27)May 27, 1864
Homer, Ohio
Died March 2, 1925(1925-03-02) (aged 60)
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Resting place Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Josephine Wintermuth
Children four
Alma mater Denison University

William Duane Fulton (May 27, 1864 – March 2, 1925) was a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who served in the Ohio House of Representatives and was Ohio Secretary of State 1917-1919.


William Duane Fulton was born at Homer, Licking County, Ohio in 1864. He attended public schools, and graduated from Denison University, Granville, Ohio.[1][2] He then read law and after admission to the bar, he practiced in Newark, Ohio. He was city solicitor, and member of council.[1][2]

Fulton was elected as a Democrat to the Ohio House of Representatives to the 79th (1911–1912) and 80th (1913–1914) General Assemblies.[3] In the 80th Assembly, he authored the bill that Gerrymandered the state's Congressional districts.[1]

In 1916, Fulton was elected Ohio Secretary of State, and served 1917-1919.[2]

Fulton married Josephine W. Wintermuth of Newark. They had three daughters and a son.[2]

Fulton died March, 1925 at Mount Clemens, Michigan [4]


  1. ^ a b c Mercer 1913 : 583-584
  2. ^ a b c d Pealer 1918 : 71
  3. ^ Mercer 1913 : 293,322
  4. ^ "Obituary Notices". The Granville Times. Retrieved 2012-03-10.