Frederick B. Willard, a well known lawyer of Toledo, was born on the 24th of March, 1870, in Monroe county,
Michigan, a son of George and Fidelia (Doty) Willard. The father always followed agricultural pursuits.
Frederick B. Willard largely acquired his education in the public schools of Toledo. He afterward took up the study
of law in the office of Doyle, Scott & Lewis of this city and was admitted to the bar in 1906. For eight years
thereafter he remained with the firm of Doyle, Scott & Lewis and then began practice independently. Mr. Willard
has achieved success in his professional activities and is numbered among the strong and able members of the Toledo
On the 11th of October 1911, Mr. Willard was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Leflet, a native of Arkansas, and
they have become parents of two children: Bruce K., born February 24, 1914, in Toledo; and Helen.
Mr. Willard belongs to the Masonic fraternity. He has attained the Knights Templar degree in the York Rite, the
thirty second degree in the Scottish Rite and is also a member of the Mystic Shrine. He belongs to the First Baptist
church and throughout his life has been interested in those forces which make for righteousness, improvement and
progress. Politically he is a republican and for a number of years has been an active worker in, party ranks.
In 1920 he was a candidate at the primaries for congress and was defeated by only one hundred and three votes;
although Toledo has long been recognized as a democratic. stronghold. Along strictly professional lines he has
connection with the Toledo Lawyers Club, and the Lucas County and Ohio State Bar associations. Mr. Willard's residence
is at Point place.
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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