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Fernando Coello LAYTON

(1847-1926)

LAYTON, Fernando Coello, a Representative from Ohio; born near St. Johns, Auglaize County, Ohio, April 11, 1847; attended the public schools and Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced in Wapakoneta, Ohio; county school examiner; prosecuting attorney of Auglaize County 1875-1878; served as captain of Company G, Ohio National Guard, 1878-1883; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of his profession in Wapakoneta, Ohio; elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1908; reelected in 1914 and in 1920, and served until his resignation on June 9, 1926; died in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, on June 22, 1926; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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