Biography of Dr. Harvey W. Curtiss
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

DR. HARVEY WILLARD CURTISS, one of the Representatives from Cuyahoga county in the General Assembly, was born at Charleston, Portage county, Ohio, on the 22d of February, 1823. His father was Chauncey B. Curtiss, one of the pioneers of Portage county. He graduated from Grand River Institute, at the age of twenty one, and entered upon the study of medicine at Elyria, Lorain county, graduating from the Cleveland Medical College in 1851. In the fall of the same year he went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to enter into the practice of his profession, but ill health prevented him from remaining in that city. In 1852 he removed to Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga county, and entered upon the practice of medicine.

Dr. Curtiss early took a prominent part in the politics of Cuyahoga county, served for several years in the Council of Chagrin Falls, and was Mayor of that town from 1861 to 1865.

In 1845 Dr. Curtiss was married to Miss Olive B. Rood, of Charleston, his native place.

Dr. Curtiss stands at the head of his profession in his section, and is one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Cuyahoga county. He has occupied the position of member of the State Central Committee, and other positions of honor and influence.

This is his second term in the House.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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