Judson Harmon

Politician

1846 – 1927

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Who was Judson Harmon?

Judson Harmon was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served as United States Attorney General under President Grover Cleveland and later served as the 45th Governor of Ohio.

Harmon was born in Newtown, Ohio. He graduated from Denison University in 1866. He graduated from the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1869. Harmon was elected judge of the Common Pleas Court in 1876, but left months later to run unsuccessfully for the State Senate. He was elected judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati in 1878 and served until he resigned in 1887 to resume the practice of law.

He was appointed Attorney General by President Cleveland on June 8, 1895 upon the elevation of Richard Olney to become United States Secretary of State. Harmon served out the remainder of Cleveland's second term in office. Shortly after his appointment, Harmon urged Congress to fix some of the weaknesses in the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

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Born
Feb 3, 1846
Newtown
Also known as
  • Хармон, Джадсон
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Denison University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
Died
Feb 22, 1927

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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