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Fernando Coello Layton (April 11, 1847 – June 22, 1926) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Fernando Coello Layton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byGeorge E. Seney
Succeeded byDennis D. Donovan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byMartin K. Gantz
Succeeded byGeorge A. Marshall
Personal details
Born(1847-04-11)April 11, 1847
Auglaize County, Ohio
DiedJune 22, 1926(1926-06-22) (aged 79)
Wapakoneta, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWittenberg College

Born near St. Johns, Auglaize County, Ohio, Layton attended the public schools and Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced in Wapakoneta, Ohio. County school examiner. He served as prosecuting attorney of Auglaize County 1875-1878. He served as captain of Company G, Ohio National Guard from 1878 to 1883.

Layton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1897). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1896. He resumed the practice of his profession in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Layton was elected Common Pleas Judge in 1908. He was reelected in 1914 and in 1920 and served until his resignation on June 9, 1926. He died in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on June 22, 1926. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Fernando C. Layton (id: L000152)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George E. Seney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Dennis D. Donovan
Preceded by
Martin K. Gantz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
George A. Marshall