William T. Cope

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William Taylor Cope
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21st Ohio State Treasurer
In office
January 11, 1892 – January 13, 1896
Preceded by John C. Brown
Succeeded by Samuel B. Campbell
Personal details
Born (1836-12-25)December 25, 1836
Columbiana County, Ohio
Died November 26, 1902(1902-11-26) (aged 65)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Green Lawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Captain
Unit 143rd Ohio Infantry

William Taylor Cope (December 25, 1836 – November 26, 1902)[1] was a Republican politician in the state of Ohio and was Ohio State Treasurer from 1892 to 1896.

William T. Cope was born in 1836 at Columbiana County, Ohio, and in his earlier years was a coal operator or merchant. During the American Civil War he was a captain in the 143rd Volunteer Infantry.[2] He represented his county in the Ohio House of Representatives, winning elections in 1885 and 1887 to the 67th and 68th General Assemblies.[3]

Cope then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a wholesale coal dealer. In 1891 and again in 1893, he was elected State Treasurer. Later he worked for a bank in Columbus.[2] He died November 26, 1902, and is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John C. Brown
Ohio State Treasurer
1892–96
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Campbell
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Love
Representative from Columbiana County
1886–89
Succeeded by
Alexander H. McCoy