State Representatives Of Gallia County, Ohio

This data is taken from "Historical Directory of the Ohio House of Representatives", published in 1966 by Columbus Blank Book Company, Columbus, Ohio 43207, bound by the State Of Ohio.


D. O. Taber image

Hon. D. O. Taber, retail merchant of Gallipolis, Ohio has had the honor to represent the people of Gallia County for this his seventh consecutive term. Dan's assignment was two important House committees; Commerce and Transportation and Financial Institutions. Dan's affability, seniority, and "know how" makes him a valuable member of the House of Representatives.

Gallia County, formed from Washington County, was organized April 30, 1803. Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Scioto, and Vinton counties were attached, or part of, Gallia County until its final form. It is said the original settlers of Gallia County were French and the name Gallia is of French origin.

Gallia County, with its eastern border along the Ohio River, has a land area of 430 square miles and a 1964 estimated population of 26,541. Gallipolis (pop. 9,192) is the county seat. There are six villages and sixteen townships.

With many important historic events to its credit along with enterprising people, Gallia County has contributed much to its own advancement and occupies an important part in Ohio's programs and progress.

In two sessions of Ohio's General Assembly, 1927-8 and 1931-2, Gallia County honored a lady as their state representative.


Each legislative district may include more than one county and the district boundaries could be redrawn from time to time as population patterns changed. If this county's representative was from another county in the district, it is shown after his name.

Records indicate political affiliations of members began with the 77th Session in 1906-07. (D)= Democrat, (R)= Republican


SessionRepresentative's NameSession Started
5thLevi Barber,
Lewis Cass,
William H. Putoff
all from Washington County
December 1, 1806
6thJames Palmer,
John P. R. Bureau,
John Matthews
all from Washington County
December 7, 1807
7thThomas RogersDecember 5, 1808
8thPickett MarvinDecember 4, 1809
9thRobert SaffordDecember 3, 1810
10thThomas RogersDecember 2, 1811
11thLewis SummersDecember 7, 1812
12thEdw. W. TupperDecember 6, 1813
13thEdw. W. TupperDecember 5, 1814
14thJ. P. R. BureauDecember 4, 1815
15thDavid BoggsDecember 2, 1816
16thEdw. W. TupperDecember 1, 1817
17thDavid BoggsDecember 7, 1818
18thDaniel WemeldorfDecember 6, 1819
19thRobert G. HannaDecember 4, 1820
20thDavid BoggsDecember 3, 1821
21stJos. W. RossDecember 2, 1822
22ndFuller ElliottDecember 1, 1823
23rdJos. W. RossDecember 6, 1824
24thJos. W. RossDecember 5, 1825
25thDaniel HoffmanDecember 4, 1826
26thAndrew DonnallyDecember 3, 1827
27thAndrew DonnallyDecember 1, 1828
28thAndrew DonnallyDecember 7, 1829
29thAndrew DonnallyDecember 6, 1830
30thAndrew DonnallyDecember 5, 1831
31stAndrew Donnally
John P. R. Bureau
December 3, 1832
32ndGeorge HouseDecember 2, 1833
33rdRandall StiversDecember 1, 1834
34thRandall Stivers
Samuel R. Holcomb
December 7, 1835
35thJohn ClarkDecember 5, 1836
36thJohn ClarkDecember 4, 1837
37thDavid RipleyDecember 3, 1838
38thWilliam MillerDecember 2, 1839
39thDaniel YoungDecember 7, 1840
40thMoses GregoryDecember 6, 1841
41stHiram CampbellDecember 5, 1842
42ndJoseph J. CoombsDecember 4, 1843
43rdJoseph J. CoombsDecember 2, 1844
44thMartin OwensDecember 1, 1845
45thAlex. PoorDecember 7, 1846
46thAnselm T. Holcomb
from Jackson County
December 6, 1847
47thAnselm T. Holcomb
from Jackson County
December 4, 1848
48thAnselm T. Holcomb
from Jackson County
December 3, 1849
49thPennell Cherrington
H. S. Bundy
December 2, 1850
50thPennell CherringtonJanuary 5, 1852
51stAlex. LogueJanuary 2, 1854
52ndJohn N. ClarkJanuary 7, 1856
53rdThomas WaughJanuary 4, 1858
54thGeorge HouseJanuary 2, 1860
55thJoseph BradburyJanuary 6, 1862
56thJoseph BradburyJanuary 4, 1864
57thJ. H. MontgomeryJanuary 1, 1866
58thJohn LawsonJanuary 6, 1868
59thJoseph BradburyJanuary 3, 1870
60thJoseph BradburyJanuary 1, 1872
61stE. A. StoneJanuary 5, 1874
62ndE. A. StoneJanuary 3, 1876
63rdS. Y. WassonJanuary 7, 1878
64thLuther M. BemanJanuary 4, 1880
65thLuther M. BemanJanuary 2, 1882
66thWilliam S. MatthewsJanuary 7, 1884
67thWilliam S. MatthewsJanuary 4, 1886
68thJehu EakinsJanuary 2, 1888
69thJehu EakinsJanuary 6, 1890
70thJehu EakinsJanuary 4, 1892
71stRufus D. JacobsJanuary 3, 1894
72ndRufus D. JacobsJanuary 6, 1896
73rdI. F. ChapmanJanuary 3, 1898
74thI. F. ChapmanJanuary 1, 1900
75thHollis C. JohnstonJanuary 6, 1902
76thHollis C. JohnstonJanuary 4, 1904
77thI. M. Grover (R)January 1, 1906
78thI. M. Grover (R)January 4, 1909
79thCharles H. McCormick (R)January 2, 1911
80thCharles H. McCormick (R)January 6, 1913
81stJohn K. Powell (R)January 4, 1915
82ndJohn K. Powell (R)January 1, 1917
83rdSimeon H. Bing (R)January 6, 1919
84thSimeon H. Bing (R)January 3, 1921
85thErnest J. Riggs (R)January 1, 1923
86thErnest J. Riggs (R)January 5, 1925
87thMrs. Virginia Barker Harding (D)January 3, 1927
88thEllis Hamrick (R)January 7, 1929
89thMrs. Virginia Barker Harding (D)1931-32
90thVictor J. Niday (R)1933-34
91stVictor J. Niday (R)1935-36
92ndRobert M. Betz (R)1937-38
93rdRobert M. Betz (R)1939-40
94thCraig D. Slagle (R)1941-42
95thCraig D. Slagle (R)1943-44
96thCraig D. Slagle (R)1945-46
97thGeorge W. Tope (R)1947-48
98thGarland E. Elliott (R)1949-50
99thGarland E. Elliott (R)1951-52
100thD. O. Taber (R)1953-54
101stD. O. Taber (R)1955-56
102ndD. O. Taber (R)1957-58
103rdD. O. Taber (R)1959-60
104thD. O. Taber (R)1961-62
105thD. O. Taber (R)1963-64
106thD. O. Taber (R)1965-66

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