Biography of Harry C. Arnold
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Harry C. Arnold. - Both capable and popular in public office, Harry C. Arnold is esteemed for his high standard of citizenship and his comprehension of all matters affecting the public welfare. His personality has expressed itself in outstanding fashion on the workings of the Republican party in Franklin County, Ohio. His exertions in behalf of harmony and organization efficiency have advanced the cause of the Republican candidates in measurable degree and, in more than one instance his work as chairman of the Franklin County Executive Committee has produced phenomenal results in the preparation and administration of campaign procedure. Mr. Arnold has been the leader of the County Republican organization since 1922. He is also a member of the Franklin County Board of Elections since 1914, and deputy state supervisor and inspector of elections.

Since early youth Mr. Arnold has been a resident of Columbus. He was born at Basil, Fairfield County, Ohio, October 1, 1875, a son of Theodore J. and Martha L. (Crumley) Arnold. Theodore J. Arnold enlisted in the 55th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and served during the Civil War and was honorably discharged. He was a native of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Arnold was born in Ohio. After the Civil War Mr. Arnold removed to Fairfield County, Ohio, and later to Columbus, Ohio.

Harry C. Arnold came to Columbus with his parents while a high school student and graduated from Central High School. He was a student of journalism at Ohio State University, and in 1900 was graduated from that institution with the degree of Bachelor of Law.

His connection with the county offices dates back many years. He began as deputy county clerk, and after several years service in that office became chief clerk in the office of the County Recorder. In 1914 he assumed the duties of the Board of Elections membership, of which board he is now chairman. In 1922 following his appointment to the chairmanship of the County Republican Executive Committee, he effected important reorganization measures within the party, harmonizing discordant elements and bringing about a cooperative spirit which carried the party to unprecedented success in the subsequent election. Since that time, moreover, the Republican organization has functioned with fine regularity and efficiency.

Mr. Arnold belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons, Scioto Consistory, Thirty second degree, and Aladdin Temple. Other affiliations include the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 37, Knights of Pythias, Sons of Veterans, and other organizations.

He married Miss Cornelia C. Allonas, of Canton, Ohio, and they have a son, Harold C. Arnold.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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