Past Ohio Attorneys General 1911–1927
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Past Ohio Attorneys General 1911–1927

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Timothy S. Hogan
Attorney General of Ohio


Before becoming attorney general, Timothy Hogan practiced law in Wellston, Ohio. During his career as a lawyer, he never lost a murder case in Ohio. He was also counsel in the case of West Virginia, Dungan v. the Davis Coal and Coke Co., which was finally settled in favor of Hogan's client. Although he lost bids for Congress in 1896 and attorney general in 1908, he was again nominated for attorney general by the Democratic Party in 1910 and was elected for two consecutive terms.

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Edward C. Turner
Attorney General of Ohio

1915–1917, 1927–1929

Edward Turner was hailed for his efficiency, economy, and impartiality during his terms as attorney general. During the first eight months of his administration, he collected the largest amount of money from the largest number of people ever collected in the history of the office up to that point. Turner collected $441,369.35 during the fiscal year ending in June 1916. He also assisted the Bureau of Inspection and Supervision of Public Offices collecting money misused by local officials and others.

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Joseph McGhee
Attorney General of Ohio


Joseph McGhee held office when the Worker's Compensation Law was passed that gave the attorney general the responsibility to collect premiums due from employers and to enforce awards made through this law. The legislature also passed a law during this time that made the attorney general's office the collection department for almost all claims made by the state of Ohio. He was attorney general during World War I and gave advice and solved legal problems related to the war.

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John G. Price
Attorney General of Ohio


John Price was very successful as attorney general of Ohio. He collected $182,944.49 more than Joseph McGhee during his first 18 months in office. Price also drafted an amendment to the Worker's Compensation Law that was passed by the 83rd General Assembly. This amendment eliminated the loopholes in the previous law. Before becoming attorney general, he was a member of the Recreation Commission and was active in establishing the Boy Scouts in Columbus.

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Charles C. Crabbe
Attorney General of Ohio


Charles Crabbe was a staunch advocate of prohibition and the Republican Party. During his term in the legislature, he passed laws in favor of prohibition and was very involved in temperance legislation as well. Crabbe was a member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Reform and eventually became secretary of that committee.