Biography of George H. Bleaker
North Central Ohio Biographies

George H. Blecker. Outstanding among the representative young attorneys of Richland County is George H. Blecker, who has capably filled the office of prosecuting attorney for two terms, and is now engaged in private practice with offices in the Walpark Building, Mansfield. He was born in this city, March 16, 1892, the son of Ernest A. and May (Hoffer) Blecker.

Ernest A. Blecker was born at Mansfield, Oct. 25, 1857, and died here Oct. 18, 1927. For more than ao years he was associated in business with his brother, George H. Blecker, and they were recognized as breeders and dealers of thoroughbred horses. Mr. Blecker retired from business in 1905. He was a Democat and served as director of public service for two terms. He held membership in St. Luke's Lutheran Church and was a charter member of B. P. O. Elks, No. 56. Mary (Hoffer) Blecker still resides in Mansfield, where she was born. George H., the subject of this sketch, was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Blecker.

Ernest A. Blecker was the son of Dr. William and Nancy (Finefrock) Blecker. Doctor Blecker was one of the earliest and most prominent physicians of Richland County and lived at Mansfield. May (Hoffer) Blecker is the daughter of James Edward and Melissa (Crider) Hoff er, natives of Lancaster, Pa., and early settlers of Mansfield. They were Pennsylvania Dutch.

George H. Blecker attended the public schools of Mansfield and was graduated from Mansfield High School in 1910. He spent two years at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and received the degree of LL. B. at Ohio State University in 1915. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in January, 1916, and until 1921 was associated in practice with Major C. H. Huston, a prominent attorney of Mansfield. At that time Mr. Blecker was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of Richland County under A. S. Beach. He was elected to that office in November, 1924, reelected in November, 1926, and served in that capacity until January, 1929. He has since engaged in private practice.

On Sept. 12, 1925, Mr. Blecker married Miss Ruth Elizabeth Remy, the daughter of Albert F. and Etta (Risser) Remy, natives of Mansfield, where Mr. Remy is president of the Albert F. Remy Company, wholesale grocers.

Mr. Blecker is a Democrat and has served as clerk of the county board of elections. He is a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Mansfield Lodge, No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons, B. P. O. Elks, No. 56, Past Exalted Ruler, Westbrook Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. He is identified with the Richland County, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations.

During the World War Mr. Blecker enlisted for service and did special duty until he was discharged in January, 1919.

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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