STRONG, Luther Martin, (1838 - 1903)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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STRONG, Luther Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born near Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, June 23, 1838; attended the common schools and Aaron Schuyler’s Academy, Republic, Ohio; taught school; enlisted in the Forty-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and served until March 13, 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Ohio January 30, 1867; moved to Kenton and practiced his profession; member of the board of education; was elected to the State senate in 1879 and 1881; appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Governor Foster in 1883 to fill an unexpired term; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Kenton, Ohio, April 26, 1903; interment in Grove Cemetery.