Biography of Samuel Kohn
Lucas County, OH Biographies

For forty three years Samuel Kohn has been a member of the Toledo bar, engaging in general practice with good success. He has also figured prominently in connection with public affairs and his influence has ever been on the side of law and order, of progress and improvement. Born in Toledo, April 24, 1856, he is a son of Simon and Ernestine Kohn, the former at one time an ice merchant in this city.

Samuel Kohn was educated in the public schools, a graduate from the high school with the class of 1873. He read law in the office of J. C. Coffman and on the 17th of March, 1879, was admitted to the bar. Since that time he has engaged in general practice, trying all kinds of cases and trying them well. For two years he filled the position of assistant county prosecuting attorney and for a similar period was assistants city solicitor. He has also filled other positions of honor and trust. For four years he was a member of the board of education and for two years served as its president, doing effective work to advance the public school interests of the city, being instrumental in introducing various reforms and progressive methods whereby the work of the schools was rendered of more practical value and service in preparing the young for' life's responsibilities and duties. Mr. Kohn was also a member of the sinking fund board of Toledo for six years and then resigned his position. The major part of his time and attention has always been given to his law practice. He is a member of the Lucas County Bar Association, of which he served as president and also of the Ohio Bar Association.

On the 30th of December, 1890, Mr. Kohn was married to Miss Lucy Brag McCracken of Cincinnati, Ohio, and they have a son, Ralph Samuel. Mr. Kohn and his family are favorably known in this city, where he has spent his life, now covering two thirds of a century. The sterling worth of his character and his devotion to public duty are recognized by all, while his close conformity to the highest .standards and ethics of the legal profession have won him the high regard, confidence and goodwill of his colleagues and contemporaries in the practice of law.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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