MILTON COLE, attorney at law, Springfield. Mr. Cole is a native of Clark County, having first seen the light
in 1848; his father and mother, who are still living, at the ripe ages of 74 and 72 respectively, were among the
early settlers, coming from Virginia to Springfield in 1830, and his father started the first "gig-shop"
of which the then village could boast. Mr. Cole worked on a farm until he reached the age of 16; graduating at
Wittenberg College in 1871. he took a term (1871-72) at the law school, Ann Arbor. Mich.; read law in the office
of Spence & Arthur until October, 1873, when he was admitted to the bar. In the fall of 1874, he was defeated
as Democratic candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, which is not strange, in view of the fact that Springfield is
almost solidly Republican; but it was a high tribute to his real worth that he, though a stanch Democrat, was elected
to the Mayoralty in 1875, and reelected in 1877, his second term expiring in 1879, since which he has practiced
his profession. During his second term as Mayor, he led to the altar Miss Ella Skidmore, and one fine boy has blessed
the union. Mr. Cole is a representative young man, quick, affable and reliable, and enjoys the fullest confidence
and esteem of the community.
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Clark County, Ohio
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