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Arthur Hiram Day
Born (1890-02-01)February 1, 1890
Pandora, Ohio
Died January 11, 1967(1967-01-11) (aged 76)
Cleveland, Ohio
Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
Cleveland Law School
Political party Republican
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Clara Loring
Gertrude Medlin Bixby
Kathryn Mullen
Children two

Arthur Hiram Day (February 1, 1890 – January 11, 1967) was a Republican lawyer from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He was an Ohio State Senator and served a six-year term as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Biography

Arthur Hiram Day was born on February 1, 1890 at Pandora, Putnam County, Ohio to Dr. Hiram and Jessie Ayres Day.[1][2] He received an A.B. Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1912, and attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Law for one year,[1] graduated from Cleveland Law School in 1916, and was admitted to the bar in June, 1916.[2] He was Republican nominee for the Ohio House of Representatives in 1916.[2] He was a captain in the Infantry 1918-1999, member of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and was wounded in action August 5, 1918.[2]

Day was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 1921 and 1922, and served again in 1925.[1] He was elected to the Cleveland Municipal Court in 1931, and to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in 1932. He was elected to a six-year term to the Ohio Supreme Court in November 1934, and served January 1, 1935 to December 31, 1940.[1] He ran in the Republican United States Senate primary against Robert A. Taft in 1938, but lost.[3] He ran for re-election to the court in November, 1940, but lost to Gilbert Bettman.[1]

Day lost election for Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney in 1941, and was elected again to the Court of Common Pleas in 1942.[1] He served four terms, was re-elected to a fifth but died before serving any of it on January 11, 1967. He died in Cleveland, and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery.[1]

Family

Arthur H. Day was married to Clara Loring on January 28, 1919.[2] He later married Gertrude Medlin Bixby, who had two children and died in 1940. He then married Kathryn Mullen.[1]

Early in life, Arthur H. Day was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Masons, Loyal Order of Moose, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Delta Theta Phi.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Arthur H. Day". The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/formerjustices/bios/dayAH.asp. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Neff, William B, ed (1921). Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio History and Biography. Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Company. p. 358. https://books.google.com/books?id=DgwwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA358. 
  3. "Primary to Draw Out Record Vote". August 8, 1938. p. 1. http://www.newspaperarchive.com/evening-independent/1938-08-08/page-1/. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

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