William S. McKinnon
|William Stranchon McKinnon|
|24th Ohio State Treasurer|
January 11, 1904 – November 17, 1908
|Preceded by||Isaac B. Cameron|
|Succeeded by||Charles C. Green|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Ashtabula County district
January 3, 1898 – January 3, 1904
|Preceded by||William S. Harris|
|Succeeded by||B. W. Baldwin|
December 19, 1852|
Owen Sound, Ontario
|Died||November 17, 1908
|Spouse(s)||Octavia J. Porter|
William Stranchon McKinnon (December 19, 1852 – November 17, 1908) was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio House and Ohio State Treasurer from 1904 to 1908.
McKinnon relocated to Ashtabula, where he owned machine shops, was a member of the Board of Education and city council, and was Mayor of Ashtabula. He married Octavia J. Porter April 2, 1878, and had four sons and one daughter. In 1880, he was founder and head of the McKinnon Iron Works Company at Ashtabula Harbor.
McKinnon was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1897, and served in the 73rd, 74th, and 75th General Assemblies, 1898–1903. In the 75th General Assembly (1902–1903), he was chosen Speaker of the House.
In 1903, the Republicans nominated McKinnon for Ohio State Treasurer, and he won election that year, and again in 1905. Elections were moved to even numbered years, and McKinnon chose not to run in 1908. His term would have ended January 1909, but he died at his Ashtabula home on November 17, 1908.
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|Ohio House of Representatives|
Arlington G. Reynolds
|Speaker of the House
George T. Thomas
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