Biography of Louis H. Paine
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Louis H. Paine, manager for northwestern Ohio of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, maintains his headquarters in Toledo, his offices being located in the Second National Bank building, and since 1918 he has successfully discharged the duties of that position. He is a prominent figure in insurance circles of the state and has other business interests of importance, while he has also taken an active part in public affairs, doing effective service for the public good. He was born in Limaville, Ohio, October 1, 1875, and his parents were Rev. Louis and Mary (Lind) Paine, the former a native of Massachusetts and the latter of Ohio. As a young ma.n the father entered the Methodist ministry and in early life he came to the Buckeye state, filling pastorates at Cleveland, Warren, Steubenville, Canton and other cities in the northeastern part of Ohio. By example as well as precept he pointed out to others the true meaning of Christianity and his labors were resultant forces for good in the communities to which he was called. He passed away in Toledo in 1900, while the mother's demise occurred at Limaville in 1917. Of their 2hildren four survive: Bertram, whose home is in Limaville; Mrs. Nye W. Goodman of Los Angeles, California; Myrtle M., also a resident of Limaville; and Louis H.

In the acquirement of an education Louis H. Paine attended the grammar schools in the various cities to which his father's ministerial labors took him and following his graduation from the high school at Warren he spent one year as a student at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, also completing a two years' course at Albion College, Michigan. He then entered Boston University of Massachusetts, from which he was graduated in 1898, winning the A. B. and LL. B. degrees, and successfully engaged in the general practice of law for a period, of twenty years, or until 1918. In that year he became manager for the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company in the district comprising northwestern Ohio, and has since successfully represented that corporation. His knowledge of the law is of great assistance to him in his work. He also has extended his, efforts into other fields, being vice president of the Peoples Savings Association and a director of the Fifty Associates Company, and is likewise a director of the Toledo Factories Company.

At Lansing, Michigan, on the 5th of April, 1899, Mr. Paine was married to Miss Helen A. Davis, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Davis, prominent residents of that city, and they are the parents of three children: Louis Davis, the eldest in the. family, was born in Toledo, February 18, 1900, and is a graduate of the Scott high school of this city. He attended Cornell University at Ithaca, New York, completing his course at the Uniyersity of Michigan in the class of 1922. During the World war he was active in the Students Training Corps; Janet Elizabeth, who was born in July, 1901, is a graduate of the Scott high school of this city and the Harcum School at Bryn: Mawr, Pennsylvania. She married Robert H. Winters, Jr., and they reside in Toledo; Mary Margaret, who was born January 10, 1907, is now a student in a private school at Los Angeles, California.

While conducting his, law business Mr. Paine was, called to public office and served for two terms in the state legislature as a member of the seventy sixth and seventy seventh assemblies, duritig which period he was instrumental in securing the passage of much beneficial legislation. Ble was a member of the Toledo board of education for six years and it was partly through his efforts that the beautiful Toledo high schools were secured for the city. He is also identified with the Toledo Bar Association and is likewise connected with the Commerce Club, the Toledo Tennis Club, the Inverness Club and the Toledo Automobile Club, being also a member of the Masonic order. The thoroughness of his knowledge upon any subject in which he takes an interest is one of his outstanding characteristics. His activities have touched the various phases of life which are factors, in public progress and improvement and he stands for all that is truly American in citizenship, his, influence being at all times on the side of reform and advancement. Mr. Paine's residence is at No. 112 Orchard road, Ottawa Hills.

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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