O. E. BINCKLEY, superintendebt of the schools of SMithfield, Ohio, is a well known educator in Jefferson County and has had a large amount of experience. He was born on his father's farm in Licking County, Ohio, November 30, 1871, and is a son of William H. and Mahala J. (Radcliff) Binckley.
After graduating from the local high school, in 1891, Mr. Binckley spent portions of five years at the Ohio State Normal University, preparing for what he had decided to make his life work, and completed his collegiate course at Lima College in 1907. He has been engaged in teaching ever since graduating from the High School, his first experience being in his native county. He has found himself particularly well fitted for this work, and has enjoyed it, and his efforts have been rewarded by the record of his students wherever he has been---in Perry County, at Oakfield, Moxahala and Crooksville, and later at Smithfield, to which place he came in 1902--Jefferson County also recognizing his ability.
In June, 1896, Professor Binckley was married to Miss Lillian Newman, and they have three children, Walter H., George W., and Lillian C. With his family he belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is identified fraternally with the Masons at Smithfield and the Knights of Pythias at New Lexington. In his political views he is a Republican.