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Attorneys General of the State of Ohio: 1846 - present

The office of Attorney General was established as an elective office by the Constitution of 1851, and the term of office was two years. By an amendment adopted in 1954, the term of office is now four years.

Name of Attorney GeneralPoliticsCountyTerm of Office
Henry StanberryRep.Franklin1846-1851
Joseph McCormickDem.Adams1851-1852
George E. PughDem.Hamilton1852-1854
George W. McCookDem.Jefferson1854-1856
Francis D. KimballWhigMedina1856-
C.P. WolcottRep.Summit1856-1861
James MurrayRep.Wood1861-1863
Lyman R. CritchfieldDem.Holmes1863-1865
William P. RichardsonUnionistWashington1865-
Chauncey N. OldsRep.Pickaway1865-1866
William H. WestRep.Logan1866-1868
Francis B. PondRep.Morgan1868-1872
John LittleRep.Greene1872-1878
Isiah PillarsDem.Allen1878-1880
George K. NashRep.Franklin1880-1883
D.A. HollingsworthRep.Harrison1883-1884
James LawrenceDem.Cuyahoga1884-1886
Jacob A. KohlerRep.Summit1886-1888
David K. WatsonRep.Franklin1888-1892
John K. RichardsRep.Lawrence1892-1896
Frank S. MonnettRep.Crawford1896-1900
John W. SheetsRep.Putnam1900-1904
Wade H. EllisRep.Hamilton1904-Nov. 1908
Ulysses G. DenmanRep.LucasNov. 1908-1911
Timothy S. HoganDem.Jackson1911-1915
Edward C. TurnerRep.Franklin1915-1917
Joseph McGeeDem.Jackson1917-1919
John G. PriceRep.Franklin1919-1923
C. C. CrabbeRep.Madison1923-1927
Edward C. TurnerRep.Franklin1927-1929
Gilbert BettmanRep.Hamilton1929-1933
John W. BrickerRep.Franklin1933-1937
Herbert S. DuffyDem.Franklin1937-1939
Thomas J. HerbertRep.Cuyahoga1939-1945
Hugh S. JenkinsRep.Mahoning1945-1949
Herbert S. DuffyDem.Franklin1949-1951
C. William O’NeillRep.Washington1951-1957
Wm. SaxbeRep.Champaign1957-1959
Mark McElroyDem.Cuyahoga1959-1963
William B. SaxbeRep.Champaign1963-1969
Paul W. BrownRep.Franklin1969-1971
William J. BrownDem.Mahoning1971-1983
Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr.Dem.Cuyahoga1983-1991
Lee FisherDem.Cuyahoga1991-1995
Betty MontgomeryRep.Wood1995-2003
Jim PetroRep.Cuyahoga2003-2007
Marc DannDem.Mahoning2007-2008
Nancy H. Rogers   Franklin 2008-2009
Richard Cordray Dem. Franklin 2009-2010
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