ALVINE C. WALES represents the counties of Carroll and Stark. He is a native of the principal county in his
District, and of the township in which the city of Massillon is situated, and by the addition of territory to this
city, his residence, the well known Spring Hill farm, is almost within the corporate limits. The town in which
he resides is his birth-place, and has ever been his residence. He was born early in 1827, is of good physique
and constitution; has the promise of a long life; is the only son and child of the late Alvine Wales, well known
in Northern Ohio, as one of the most intelligent and practical men among the early settlers of Stark county. The
elder Mr. Wales left the memory of a good name, as an upright and worthy citizen.
Senator Wales, after graduating in the Law Department of Harvard University, was admitted to the bar of Ohio, in
1848, acquired a successful practice in Massillon, in which he continued until the death of his father, in 1854,
since which he has been a practical farmer and has given his entire time to that business and the management of
Up to the time of his election to the Senate he had never held public office beyond that of Director of the city
schools where he resides, a position for which he is eminently qualified by education and taste. Mr. Wales is a
representative man in the practical affairs of every day life and business.
This is his second term in the Senate.
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
Ohio State Officials and the 60th General Assembly
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