Biography of Galen Lodge
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Galen Lodge, mayor of Leetonia, is a representative and well known citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Alliance, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1883, and is the son of Charles W. and Sophia (Zimmerman) Lodge.

Charles W. Lodge brought his family to Columbiana County from Alliance, Ohio, about 1885. He was interested in farming for a number of years after which he was employed by the Standard Oil Company at Leetonia, where he and his wife reside.

Galen Lodge was educated in the schools of Leetonia and after his graduation from high school in 1902 he entered the employ of the M. A. Hanna Company, with whom he remained for almost two years. He was then employed by the Erie Railroad Company for one year, and for the past twenty years has been connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad as an engineer. He was elcted mayor of Leetonia in 1923 for a two years term.

On Sept. 20, 1920, Mr. Lodge was united in marriage with Mrs. Emma Degnan of Leetonia.

Mr. Lodge is a Democrat and from 1908 until 1912 served as a member of the city council. He holds membership in the English Lutheran Church, and the Masonic, Elk and Eagle lodges, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He has a wide acquaintance and is highly esteemed.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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