Larry Bevan, a rising young attorney of Toledo, has been identified with the bar of this city since 1918 and
he is also well known throughout the state as an athletic coach. He was born in Carlisle, Ohio, December 13, 1889,
and his parents were Miles and Maria (Smith) Bevan, also natives of, the state and members of prominent pioneer
families of southwestern Ohio. They were married in the Buckeye state, in which they always resided, and the father
devoted his life to the occupation of farming. He was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting with an Ohio company
when but eighteen years of age and serving throughout the conflict as a private in the Union army. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Bevan passed away while residing in Caldwell.
After his graduation from high school Mr. Bevan completed a two years course in a college at Marietta, Ohio, later
attending the Kent Law School, and then entered Ohio Northern University, from which he won the LL. B. degree in
1917. In the following year he began practice at Toledo and has since concentrated his attention upon his profession.
While advancements in law is proverbially slow, he has made substantial progress, readily mastering the principles
of jurisprudence and preparing his cases with great thoroughness, precision and skill. Although one of the more
recent additions to the Toledo bar, he has already firmly established himself in public regard as an able attorney
and has been entrusted with important litigated interests, winning many verdicts favorable to the interests of
Mr. Bevan has always been keenly interested in athletic sports and when a young man he was captain of the college
baseball team at Marietta, being at that time eighteen years of age and in his freshman year. He also played on
the football and basketball teams and at the dose of his college career he turned to baseball, being third baseman
of the Evansville Club of the old Central League, while he was also in the Federal and Virginia leagues. His first
coaching experience was gained with the Caldwell high school athletes and he later coached all varsity sports at
Muskingum College and Ohio Northern University. He has been very successful in this work and has had a number of
offers to coach college teams, but refuses to leave Toledo, which he regards as as most desirable place of residence.
Mr. Bevan has been called to public office, serving as assistant United States attorney in 1919. He is a member
of the Young Men's Christian Association, Delta Theta Phi, a college fraternity, the Lawyers Club and the Toledo
City Club. Through his identification with the Toledo, Ohio State and American Bar associations he keeps abreast
with the profession and his fraternal connections are with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows. He has great respect for the dignity of his calling and adheres to the strictest ethics of
the profession in his practice. With progress as his watchword he has steadily advanced and his colleagues unite
in bearing testimony to his high character and superior mind.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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