Biography of Hon. Allen G. Aigler
North Central Ohio Biographies

Hon. Allan G. Aigler. As a practicing attorney, the career of Allan G. Aigler has been identified with the city of Bellevue for over 25 years. He is one of the able members of his profession in North Central Ohio, and has also served as a member of the Ohio State Senate from the 30th Senatorial District of Ohio. He was born on a farm in Sandusky County, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1881, the son of William and Mary Isabel (Hartman) Aigler.

William Aigler was born in Juniata County, Pa., in 1845 and his wife was a native of Sandusky County, Ohio. He was brought to Ohio by his parents, Jacob and Sarah Aigler, both of whom are buried at Bellevue. William Aigler became a prosperous farmer and stockman of Sandusky County and retired in 1902. He died in 1924 and his wife died in 1928. Mr. Aigler was a Republican and held numerous township offices. He belonged to the Reformed Church and was affiliated with Bellevue Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 273, Past Master; Bellevue Chapter, R. A. M., No. 113, Past High Priest; Bellevue Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 82, Past Thrice Illustrious Master; and Norwalk Commandery, K. T., No. 18. Mary Isabel (Hartman) Aigler was the daughter of George and Cornelia Hartman, who were natives of Sandusky County. They are buried at Bellevue. To William and Mary Isabel (Hartman) Aigler were born four children: 1. Cora, married Bert J. West, lives at Bellevue. 2. Sarah C., lives at Riverside, Calif. 3. Allan G., the subject of this sketch. 4. Ralph W., who is a professor in the College of Law, University of Michigan.

Allan G. Aigler attended the district schools of Sandusky County and after his graduation from Bellevue High School in 1897, he entered Heidelberg College, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1902. He was graduated from the College of Law, University of Michigan, in 1905, and the following year was admitted to the Ohio State Bar. Mr. Aigler has successfully engaged in the practice of law at Bellevue since that time, and has taken a prominent part in the city's public affairs. From 1911 until 1916 he served as city solicitor, and from 1921 until 1925 was prosecuting attorney of Huron County. In November, 1924, Mr. Aigler was elected state senator from the 30th Senatorial District, and took office Jan. 1, 1925. He was reelected in 1926 and again in 1928, and in the 87th General Assembly, which met in January, 1927, he served as chairman of the committee on taxation. He was unanimously elected president pro tem. and Republican floor leader of the Ohio Senate in January, 1929.

Mr. Aigler has numerous business interests in Bellevue, being vice president and director of the Northern Ohio Telephone Company, vice president and director of the Union Bank & Savings Company, and vice president of the Bellevue Manufacturing Company.

In 1915 Mr. Aigler was united in marriage with Miss Magdalene Knapp, the daughter of Frank A. and Lena Knapp, of Bellevue. They have three sons: William Frank, Thomas Knapp, and John Allan.

Mr. Aigler is a member of the Reformed Church, a director of the Kiwanis Club, and has the following lodge affiliations: Bellevue Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 273, Past Master; Bellevue Chapter, R. A. M., No. 113; Bellevue Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 82; Norwalk Commandery, K. T., No. 18; Toledo Consistory, 32nd degree; and B. P. O. Elks, No. 1013. He is identified with the Huron County, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, and is also a trustee of Heidelberg College.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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