Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Nash, George Kilbon

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NASH, George Kilbon, jurist, b. in Medina county, Ohio, 4 Aug., 1842. He was educated at Western Reserve university and Oberlin college, taught school and studied law, being admitted to the bar in 1865. He edited for a year the “Ohio State Journal,” became chief clerk in the office of secretary of state of Ohio, was prosecuting attorney of Franklin county for three years, and in 1883 was elected judge of the state supreme court. Two years later he returned to the practice of law in Columbus. Judge Nash is an active Republican, has been a member and chairman of the state committee for several years, and in 1899 was elected governor of Ohio by 50,000 plurality.