William Klinger

William Klinger, prosecuting attorney of Allen County,
was born September 11, 1870, in this county, and is a son of Philip and
Mary (Naas) Klinger.
       The parents of Mr. Klinger were born in Germany.  They came to
America and for many years were respected citizens and well-to-do
farmers in Allen County.  They now live retired in Lima.  They were the
parents of five children.
       William Klinger obtained his early education in the common
schools and pursued his law studies i the law department of the
University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1895.  He
returned to Ohio, and has been one of the most successful of the
students turned out from the firm of Ridenour & Halfhill, his
preceptors.  Mr. Klinger is associated in practice with Mr. Secrest, the
firm name being Klinger & Scerest.  They control a large part of the
important litigation coming before the courts of Allen County.  Their
well-appointed offices are located at Nos. 21-22 Metropolitan Block.
        Mr. Klinger has a charming home circle consisting of wife, who
was formerly Ida Hood, daughter of John Hood of Allen County, and two
interesting children Clarence and Helen.  The pleasant family residence
is at No. 530 North Elizabeth Street.
        Politically, Mr. Klinger is a Democrat, and on that ticket he
was elected prosecuting attorney in 1899 and was reelected in 1902 by a
large majority.  He has made a fine record in the office, and is entitled
to the approbation expressed on every hand for his impartiality and for
the courage which he has shown in doing his full duty without fear or
favor.  Mr. Klinger's fraternal connections are with the Odd Fellows and
Red Men.