Biography of Dennis J. Lyons
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

DENNIS JOSEPH LYONS is a native of Cleveland, was in railroad service until disqualified by accidental injury for further active duty, and has since taken up the law and gained an enviable position in the Cleveland bar. His offices are in the Society for Savings Building.

Mr. Lyons was born in what is now the heart of the down town district of Cleveland, on Hamilton Street, December 23, 1883. His father, Patrick. Lyons, was born in Ireland, in 1844, and came alone to the United States and to Cleveland in 1861. For over forty years he was an employe of the New York Central Railway Company. He died at Cleveland in February, 1920. His wife, Mary Lynch, was a native of Ireland, came to this country a few years after her husband, and they were married in St. Johns Cathedral at Cleveland. They were for many years active members of that parish. She died in 1913.

Dennis Joseph Lyons was educated in the Catholic parochial schools, and after leaving school entered the service of the New York Central Railway Company. While on duty he lost his right arm in an accident, and following that for three years was in the service department of the city, then for two years in business for himself, and for one year was with the Otis Steel Company. From 1918 to 1921 Mr. Lyons was employed in the office of County Clerk Edward B. Haserodt. At the same time he was diligently pursuing the study of law, and subsequently entered the Cleveland Law School of Baldwin Wallace University, and was graduated with the Bachelor of Laws degree in June, 1921. Admitted to the Ohio bar July 2, 1921, Mr. Lyons at once engaged in general practice, and has secured a large clientage and has made a mark among the younger members of the profession.

In 1923 he was candidate for member of the City Council from the Third District. In 1924 he received the nomination on the democratic ticket for the Ohio State Senate. He belongs to the Cleveland Bar Assodation, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and St. Columbkills Catholic Church. Mr. Lyons married Miss Ella M. Longtin, a native of Cleveland and a daughter of Moses Longtin, of Cleveland, who until a few years prior to his death, in 1923, was proprietor of one of the oldest established horse shoeing businesses in the City of Cleveland.

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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