Biography of Allen J. Seney
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Allen Joshua Seney, senior partner of the law firm of Seney, Alexander & Donovan of Toledo, was born in Kenton, Ohio, on the 25th of March; 1875, and is a son of Henry W. and Mary Elizabeth (Cullom) Seney. His father was a distinguished jurist of this state, serving as judge of the third judicial circuit court from 1884 to 1895, and following his retirement from the bench resumed the private practice of law.

Allen J. Seney received his education in the public schools of Kenton and when he had completed the high school course there entered Oberlin College and afterward attended Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. Thus qualified for further educational training of an advanced order, he entered Cornell University and afterward matriculated in the University of Michigan and received his Bachelor of Philosophy degree upon graduation with the class of 1896. He prepared for the bar as a student in the law department of the Ohio State University and upon him was conferred the LL. B. degree, when he completed his course as a member of the class of 1899. He has been admitted to practice in all of the state and federal courts and the supreme court of the United States and for a time gave his attention to general practice in North Baltimore, Ohio, where he continued from 1899 until 1904. In the latter year he came to Toledo and through the intervening period of eighteen years has steadily advanced in his profession. In the year of his arrival here he formed a partnership with Henry W. Seney and. Curtis T. Johnson, this relation being maintained until 1907. Through the two succeeding years he was in partnership with his father, under the firm name of Henry W. and Allen J. Seney. In 1915 he was made first assistant prosecuting attorney of Lucas county and continued to occupy the position until 1919. In that year he entered upon a two years' term as prosecuting attorney of Lucas county and his course was highly satisfactory to the general public, by reason of the thoroughness and capability with which he defended the legal rights of the county in many important cases. He then retired from office to resume the private practice of law.

On the 24th of June, 1899, Mr. Seney was married to Miss Florence Dean Cope of Columbus, Ohio, and they have two children, Henry W. (II), and Mary Cope. Mr. Seney is identified with the Sons of the American Revolution. He belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and his name is likewise on the membership rolls of the Toledo Club, of the Commerce Club and of the Phi Delta Phi.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
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