Biography of Dean C. Throckmorton
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Dean C. Throckmorton is one of the active, younger members of the Columbus bar, who has filled with distinction one of the important official positions in the state government, as assistant chief of the Division of Securities.

The Division of Securities is a bureau of the State Department of Commerce, and is commonly known as the "blue sky" department of the state government. The Division of Securities passes judgment upon the validity or legality of stock issues offered to the public by stock companies and corporations, and has jurisdiction in the matter of deciding whether such issues are allowed to be sold. Investigations are made of all stock promoting or stock selling enterprises, and as a result a high standard has been set for such securities. It may well be estimated that through the elimination of worthless stock millions of dollars have been saved to the citizens, a saving that is the direct work of the Division of Securities.

Mr. Throckmorton was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1890, the son of Harley B. and Elizabeth (Dines) Throckmorton. The Throckmorton family is one of the oldest in America, having come from England in 1630 and settled in Virginia. From Virginia they came into the northwest territory in 1801, and have been identified with Ohio throughout the statehood period. The grandfather of the Columbus attorney was Judge Jonathan L. Throckmorton, one of the leading lawyers of his day, and for a number of years a judge of Ross County.

Dean C. Throckmorton has been a resident of Columbus since 1909. He studied law in the Ohio State University, receiving the degree of L. L. B. in 1916. He then took up a general practice and made a successful record as a trial attorney and counselor. On the basis of this record he was appointed assistant chief of the Division of Securities in February, 1923. In 1924 Governor Donahey appointed him to fill a vacancy as presiding judge of the municipal court.

Mr. Throckmorton married Miss Elizabeth Jones, of Ross County, Ohio.

Mr. Throckmorton is a Democrat in politics, and has been interested in the local organizations of his party. He is past president of the Franklin County Democratic Club, and a member of the Franklin County and Ohio State Bar Associations. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Masonic Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Eagles Club, and Phi Delta Phi fraternity.

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


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