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Shawnee, Ohio

Clyde Foraker

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

The Democratic party of the state of Ohio: 

a comprehensive history of democracy in Ohio from 1803 to 1912, including democratic legislation in the state, the campaigns of a century, history of Democratic Conventions, the reverses and successes of the party, etc, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
Clyde M. FORAKER was born in Deavertown, Morgan County, Ohio, January 3rd, 1881. After his school days he took up teaching and taught school at Moxahala for six years, during which time he studied engineering. He was then engaged as a mining engineer for four years. Mr. Foraker has a liking for politics and has been active in the political affairs of Perry County since he became of age. He has been delegate to county conventions on several occasions and was elected County Auditor at the November election, 1910, by a majority of 977, which position he is now occupying. Mr. Foraker has the honor of being the first Democratic Auditor of Perry County in seventeen years and also of being the youngest man ever elected Auditor in his county. His election was all the more flattering because Perry County is normally 65 per cent Republican. Mr. Foraker’s father was William J. Foraker, a farmer of Morgan County and a life long Democrat. His mother was Martha Foraker, also of Morgan County. The Foraker family is one of the old American families. Mr. Foraker’s double great-grandfather was kidnaped in Ireland and brought to this country by the English in 1725. His great-grandfather was born in Maryland and came to Ohio about 1818, settling in Morgan County. His grandfather was born in May, 1809.

In 1903 Mr. Foraker married Miss Eva F. Shepperd at Moxahala. They have one son, William S. Foraker. Fraternally Mr. Foraker is a Mason, being a member of Corning Lodge No. 584 F. & A. M.


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