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Lucien Jerome FENTON

(1844-1922)

FENTON, Lucien Jerome, a Representative from Ohio; born in Winchester, Ohio, May 7, 1844; attended the public schools, Lebanon Normal School, and Ohio University at Athens; enlisted as a private in Company I, Ninety-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 11, 1862; discharged because of wounds on May 29, 1865; taught school from 1865 to 1881; unsuccessful candidate for clerk of the courts of Adams County in 1880; clerk in the United States Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1881-1884; returned to Ohio and organized the Winchester Bank in 1884; appointed a trustee of the Ohio University at Athens by Governor McKinley in 1892; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed banking in Winchester, Ohio; president of the Winchester School Board 1912-1922; president of the Adams County School Board 1918-1922; died in Winchester, Ohio, June 28, 1922; interment in Winchester Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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