James H. Southard
|James Harding Southard|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1907
|Preceded by||Byron F. Ritchie|
|Succeeded by||Isaac R. Sherwood|
January 20, 1851|
Washington Township, Ohio
|Died||February 20, 1919
|Spouse(s)||Carrie T. Wales|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
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Born near Toledo, Ohio, in Washington Township, Lucas County, Ohio, Southard attended the public schools and was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1874. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Toledo, Ohio. He was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of Lucas County in 1882. Twice elected prosecuting attorney of the county, and served in that office six years.
Southard was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1907). He served as chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-ninth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Toledo, Ohio, until his death there February 20, 1919. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Randall, Emilius; Ryan, Daniel Joseph (1915). History of Ohio: the Rise and Progress of an American State 6. New York: The Century History Company. p. 362.
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