Biography of Frederick H. Goff
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

FREDERICK H. GOFF, lawyer and financier, was president of the Cleveland Trust Company at the time of his death, and also vice president of the Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railroad Company, and the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railroad Company.

Mr. Goff was born in Kane County, Illinois, December 15, 1858, and in advancing his education along higher academic lines he entered the University of Michigan, in which he was graduated in 1881, with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in June, 1883, and thereafter he continued the practice of his profession in Cleveland until 1908, when he retired, shortly after being elected president of the Cleveland Trust Company. At the time of his retirement from the practice of law he was président of the Cleveland Bar Association. In 1903 he was elected mayor of the suburban town of Glenville. He was a republican in politics and was a member of the Unitarian Church. He held membership in the Union, Rowfant and Country clubs. In 1894 Mr. Goff married Miss Frances Southworth, and they became the parents of one son and two daughters.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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