Biography of Henry S. Ballard
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Henry S. Ballard, attorney, is senior member of the law firm of Ballard, Jones & Price. Mr. Ballard, who was formerly first assistant attorney general of Ohio and who served four years as assistant prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, has in recent years contributed important advances to the cause of cooperative farm marketing legislation and growth of agricultural organizations.

In addition to his professional interests, Mr. Ballard is a director in The Columbus Base Ball Company, the White-Haines Optical Company, the Van Bolt-Kreber Company, and numerous other corporations.

Mr. Ballard was born at Coal Grove, Ohio, November 15, 1880, the son of John and Jane (Sparling) Ballard. At the age of eighteen he began the study of law, privately, and taught school for a number of years while pursuing his legal studies, which he undertook largely in the office of W. D. Corn, an attorney of fronton, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1903 and established his practice in Columbus. As a young lawyer he met with increasing success and came frequently before the public atention. In 1911 he was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, and administered the tasks of that office with vigor and aggressive talent until 1915. In 1915 he was appointed first assistant attorney general of Ohio, serving through the year 1916. He formed the present partnership of Ballard, Jones & Price in 1917. Mr. Ballard has given much of his energies to legal work relative to farm organization during the recent years. He has taken a prominent part in the drawing up and enactment of much of the state and national legislation relating to cooperative marketing and other farm measures, and he has been a foremost legal counsellor and worker in the interests of the farm organization of Ohio, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and other movements.

Mr. Ballard is a member of the Athletic Club of Columbus, the Columbus Country Club, Masons, Consistory, 32nd degree, Shriners, Shrine Club of Columbus, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He also belongs to the Franklin County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Ballard resides at the Athletic Club, Columbus.

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


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