Biography of Myron T. Herrick
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

MYR0N T. HERRICK, a former governor of Ohio aftd former United States ambassador to France, was born at Huntington, Ohio, October 9, 1855, and his early educational advantages included those of Oberlin College and Ohio Wesleyan University, the latter of which conferred upon him in 1899 the honorary degree of Master of Arts. In 1915 he received from Princeton University the degree of Doctor of Laws.

Mr. Herrick was admitted to the bar in 1878, and continued in the practice of his profession in Cleveland until 1886, when he became secretary and treasurer of the Society for Savings, of which Cleveland institution he was made president in 1894. His business connections have involved also his service as vice president of the National Carbon Company. He was a member of the City Council of Cleveland in the period of 1895-98.

Mr. Herrick has long held much of leadership in the affairs of the republican party in Ohio, and has been a delegate to many of the national conventions of the party, as well as a member of the republican state executive committee of Ohio, and member of the republican national committee. He served as a member of the staff of Governor McKinley, with the rank of colonel, and was himself governor of Ohio in 1903-06. From February 15, 1912, to December, 1914, he was United States ambassador to France. He has been trustee and treasurer of the McKinley National Memorial Association, is a former president of the American Bankers' Association, and was a commissioner of the Centennial Celebration in New York. In 1880 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Herrick to Carolyn M. Parmely, of Dayton, Ohio.

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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