William Aldreu Cuff, appointed in 1920 to the office of assistant United States district attorney for the northern
district of Ohio, with office in Toledo, was born in Napoleon, this state, on the 13th of June, 1888, and is a
son of the late Judge John V. and Edna J. (Fraker) Cuff. His father was a recognized leader of public thought and
action in the fifth congressional district of Ohio for many years and was a well known representative of the judiciary
of the state.
In the pursuit of his education William Aldreu Cuff completed a high school course in Napoleon with the class of
1907 and then entered Kenyon College at Gambier, Ohio, where he was a student in 1906-7. He afterward attended
the Western Reserve Law School, which conferred upon him the LL. B. degree at his graduation with the class of
1911. Later the was admitted to the bar and was also licensed to practice in the United States district court in
1920. He entered upon the active work of the profession in connection with his brother, F. V. Cuff, under the firm
style of Cuff & Cuff at Napoleon, Ohio, and devoted his attention to general practice until he was appointed
special agent of the United States department of justice of the bureau of investigation in April, 1918. He served
in that connection until September, 1920, when he was appointed assistant United States district attorney for the
northern district of Ohio with headquarters at Toledo. He made a most creditable and satisfactory record. He is
now engaged in the general practice of law in the Nicholas building, Toledo, Ohio.
On the 26th of February, 1918, Mr. Cuff was united in marriage to Miss Carrie May Cothran. Fraternally Mr. Cuff
is a Mason, having membership in the lodge, chapter, commandery and Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to the Psi Upsilon,
the Phi Delta Phi and the Theta Nu Epsilon, three Greek letter fraternities. His official record has at all times
been commendable and he did effective work as assistant United States attorney for the northern district of Ohio.
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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