Biography of Albert M. Calland
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Albert M. Calland, formerly general counsel for the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, has given many years of notable service in public office, and has long been professionally associated with ex Attorney General Edward C. Turner. Mr. Calling served on the latter's staff in both the office of prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, and that of attorney general, and was his law partner during the ten year period ending January 1, 1927, when Mr. Turner again took the office of attorney general of the state of Ohio. On January 1, 1929, the law firm of Turner, Calland & Summers was formed.

Mr. Calland was born at Summerfield, Ohio, April 29, 1884, the son of W. F. and Alcena (Barnes) Calling. He attended the grade and high schools of Summerfield and graduated in law at Ohio State University in 1911, being admitted to the bar the following year, when he established his practice in Columbus.

On January 1, 1914, Mr. Calland entered the office of the prosecuting attorney as assistant to Mr. Turner, then in his second term. In 1915, after the latter's easy victory in the elections for attorney general, Mr. Calland joined his staff in the attorney general's office, serving during 1915 and 1916. Under the leadership of Mr. Turner, a distinct prestige was attached to the office of the attorney general. A major reason for this success proceeded from the strong type of attorney that Mr. Turner surrounded himself with. The history of the prosecutor's office and the attorney general's office, under Mr. Turner, is one of brilliant and courageous work in the correction of evil in government and governmental bureaus, and of persistence in demanding return to orthodox constitutional government.

On January 1, 1917, when Mr. Turner retired from the office of attorney general, Mr. Calling returned to the practice of law as a member of the firm of Turner, Calland & Summers. This association continued with eminent success until January, 1927, when Mr. Turner was again elected attorney general. On January 1, 1929, the firm again was established by the same members.

On January 10, 1927, Mr. Calland took up the duties of general counsel of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.

Mr. Calland was married on June 12, 1915, to Miss Marie Mueller, of Columbus. They are the parents of the following children: Elizabeth, Robert, Jean, Dorothy, Albert, Frederick, Edward, Hugh and Mary Lou.

Mr. Calling is a member of the York Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and belongs to the Franklin County Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association.

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


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