JOE M. GORMAN, deputy state supervisor of elections and a well known business man of Steubenville, Ohio, has been a lifelong resident of this city. He was born in 1877, and is a son of Patrick Gorman, deceased. The latter was born in Ireland and in 1854 came to the United States, locating in Jefferson County, Ohio. In early life he had charge of the first switch crew in the building of the Panhandle railroad from Newark to Steubenville. During the latter years of his life he engaged in the grocery business at Steubenville, where his death occurred in April, 1909.
Joe M. Gorman attended the public schools of his native city and upon leaving school entered the office of the Steubenville Gazette as office boy. He worked his way through various grades of promotion until he was managing editor, in which capacity he served until he severed his connection with that publication in September, 1907. He then built the Central Roller Rink, which he has since managed successfully. He has taken a very active interest in politics, working hard for Democratic supremacy in this community. He served several terms as chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Jefferson County. He is now serving his third term as deputy state supervisor of elections. Mr. Gorman is secretary of the Steubenville Gazette Publishing Company, also of the Saturday Journal, which is a weekly labor paper, its first publication having been on Saturday, April 14, of the present year. He is a consistent member of St. Peter's Church, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus, being one of the organizers of the Steubenville Council.