Biography of Ralph M. Hardy
North Central Ohio Biographies

Ralph M. Hardy, who holds the office of clerk of the board of Richland County Commissioners, is a representative young man of Mansfield, where he was born, Feb. 12, 1904. He is the son of Malcolm and Florence (Muth) Hardy.

Malcolm Hardy was born at Meadville, Pa., and his wife is a native of Mansfield. He was employed by the Erie Railroad Company for several years as a machinist and in 1910 came to Mansfield, where he spent 13 years as a millwright with the Roderick Lean Manufacturing Company. He is now an inspector for the New Method Stove Company in Mansfield. Mr. Hardy is a Republican and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Hardy the following children were born: Ralph M., the subject of this sketch; Neil, Clair, Roy, Elden, Florence, and Mildred, all at home.

Ralph M. Hardy grew up in Mansfield and received his education in the public schools. He was graduated from Mansfield High School in 1923 and at that time entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a clerk and train dispatcher. On July 8, 1929, he accepted his present position as clerk of the board, Richland County Commissioners.

On Oct. 8, 1926, Mr. Hardy was united in marriage with Miss Evelyn E. Selby, the daughter of John W. Selby, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy have a son, Donald E., born Aug. 28, 1927.

Politically, Mr. Hardy in a Republican. He is a member of the Christian Church, and is active in the club life of the city.

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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