CLARENCE E. MARSH, prosecuting attorney of Mercer County, and one of the leading members of the bar at Celina,
was born January 13, 1877, and is a son of the late Hon. Archelaus D. and Mary J. (Thompson) Marsh.
The father of Mr. Marsh was one of the leading men of his day in Mercer County. He was born in Highland County,
Ohio, April 19, 1843, and was the only son of James P. and Ellen J. Marsh. He was reared in Highland County until
the age of 25 years, when he removed to Brown County, where he prepared for the bar and was admitted to practice
in 1872. Two years later he located at Celina and entered into partnership with John W. Loree, with whom he continued
for 22 years. At the time of his death, in 1904, he was a law partner of his son, the subject of this sketch. An
extended record of his life, including his political career, will be found in another part of this work.
Clarence E. Marsh was reared at Celina and here obtained his literary training. He entered upon the study of the
law under his able father and was a student in the office of Marsh & Loree for three years prior to entering
the law department of the University of Cincinnati, where he was graduated in the class of 1900. In the same year
he was admitted to the bar and very soon made his way to the front in his profession. In the fall of 1902 he was
elected prosecuting attorney of Mercer County and entered upon the duties of his office on January 1, 1903; he
was reelected in the fall of 1905 and began his second term January 1, 1906. In this position he has proven himself
fearless in his stand for what he considers right and has administered the officer with rare judgment and efficiency.
He enjoys the warm friendship and hearty esteem of members of both political parties. He is a stanch Democrat.
His fraternal relations are with the Masons, knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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