R. L. McLaughlin


R. L. McLAUGHLIN, one of the rising young members of the Jefferson County bar, who has been a resident of Steubenville, O., for about a year, was born in 1874 at Adena, O., and is a son of the late William McLaughlin, of Adena, Jefferson County, Ohio. William McLaughlin was born in 1837 at Adena, O., where his father, James McLaughlin, located at an early period, and was there reared to maturity and spent his entire life engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a man of public spirit and enterprise, always taking an interest in local politics, and was for many years justice of the peace at Adena. His death occurred in 1906. R. L. McLaughlin was educated in the common schools of Adena, and at Muskingum College. Before entering college he devoted three years to school teaching. After leaving college he engaged in teaching for another year and during that period devoted his leisure time to the study of law. He entered the junior class in the law department of the Ohio State University in September, 1903. In December, 1904, he was admitted to the bar, but continued his residence at Adena with his father for three years, at which place he served for two years as justice of the peace, resigning that position to locate at Steubenville, where he has since been successfully engaged in the practice of law. Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

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