Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Harmon, Judson

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HARMON, Judson, lawyer, b. in Newtown, Hamilton co., Ohio, 3 Feb., 1846. He was educated at Denison university, and studied jurisprudence at the law-school of his native city, graduating in 1869. He joined the Republican seceders who supported Horace Greeley for the presidency. In 1876 he was a candidate for the office of judge of the court of common pleas in Cincinnati, and was declared elected, but the legislature unseated him in favor of Gen. Cox. A few years later Mr. Harmon was elected judge of the superior court, but he resigned in 1887 in order to resume practice. He was nominated and confirmed in 1891 as attorney-general to succeed Mr. Richard Olney, who was advanced to the state department on the death of Secretary Gresham.