Adjutants General of the State of Ohio: 1803 - present

Name of Adjutant GeneralCountyAppointedRemarks
Cornelius R. Sedan

Hamilton

1803

 
Samuel Finley

Ross

1804

 
David Ziegler

Hamilton

1807

Resigned.

Thomas Worthington

Ross

1807

Vice David Ziegler, resigned.

Joseph Kerr

Ross

1809

Resigned Dec. 8, 1810.

Issac Van Horn

Muskingum

1810

Appointed vice Joseph Kerr, resigned.

William Doherty

Franklin

1819

 
Samuel C. Andrews

Franklin

1829

 
William Doherty

Franklin

1836

 
Jacob Medary, Jr.

Franklin

1839

 
Edward H. Cummings

Clark

1841

 
H.A. Moore

Franklin

1842

Resigned Nov. 27, 1843.

Edgar Gale

Franklin

1843

Appointed vice H.A. Moore, resigned.

Thomas W.H. Mosely

Franklin

1844

Resigned.

Samuel R. Curtis (a)

Franklin

1845

Resigned June 23, 1846

Benjamin W. Brice (b)

Licking

1846

Resigned March 22, 1847

O.M. Mitchell

Hamilton

1847

 
John W. Milligan

Franklin

1849

 
Joel W. Wilson

Seneca

1850

Resigned March 18, 1851.

Cyrus Scott

Seneca

1851

 
George B. Merwin

Cuyahoga

1852

Resigned July 11, 1853.

Samuel Ross

Cuyahoga

1853

 
W. S. V. Prentiss

Knox

1854

Resigned.

Sullivan D. Harris

Franklin

1856

Appointed, vice W.S.V. Prentiss, resigned.

William Schonler

Franklin

1858

Resigned.

H.B. Carrington

Franklin

1858

Appointed, vice William Schonler, resigned.

C.P. Buckingham (c)

Franklin

1860

Resigned,April 28, 1962.

Charles W. Hill

Lucas

1862

Appointed, vice C.P. Buckingham, resigned.

Benjamin R. Cowan

Belmont

1864

 
Ed F. Schneider

Stark

1868

Resigned May 12, 1869.

William A. Knapp

Stark

1869

Appointed, vice Ed F. Schneider, resigned.

J.O. Amos

Monroe

1874

 
A.T. Wikoff

Adams

1876

Resigned August 26, 1876.

Charles W. Kerr

Franklin

1876

Appointed, vice A.T. Wikoff, resigned Dec. 18, 1876.

A. T. Wikoff

Adams

1876

Appointed, vice Charles W. Kerr, resigned Feb. 27, 1877.

Charles W. Kerr

Franklin

1877

Appointed, vice A.T. Wikoff, resigned.

L. M. Melley

Allen

1878

 
William H. Gibson

Seneca

1880

Resigned March 1, 1881.

Samuel B. Smith

Montgomery

1881

Appointed, vice William H. Gibson, resigned.

Ebenezer B. Finley

Crawford

1884

 
Henry A. Axline

Muskingum

1886

 
Morton L. Hawkins

Hamilton

1890

Resigned Feb. 28, 1891.

Thomas R. Hill

Richland

1891

Appointed, vice Morton L. Hawkins, resigned.

Edgar J. Pocock

Franklin

1892

Resigned March 1, 1893.

James C. Howe

Hardin

1893

Appointed, vice Edgar J. Pocock, resigned.

Henry A. Axline

Muskingum

1896

Resigned.

H.B. Kingsley

Cuyahoga

1898

Appointed, vice Henry A. Axline, resigned.

George R. Gyger

Stark

1900

 
A.B. Critchfield

Wayne

1904

 
O.H. Hughes

Highland

1906

Resigned.

A.B. Critchfield

Wayne

1906

Appointed, vice O.H. Hughes, resigned.

C.C. Weybrecht

Stark

1909

 
George Wood

Montgomery

1913

 
Benson W. Hough (d)

Delaware

1915

Resigned.

Edward S. Bryant

Wood

1916

Appointed, vice Benson W. Hough, resigned.

George Wood

Montgomery

1917

Retired.

J.E. Gimperling

Montgomery

1918

Retired.

Roy E. Layton

Auglaize

1918

 
George Florence

Ross

1921

 
Frank D. Henderson

Union

1923

 
Arthur L. Reynolds

Franklin

1929

 
Frank D. Henderson

Union

1931

 
Emil P. Marx

Auglaize

1935

 
       
Gilson D. Light

Lucas

1937

Died Feb. 1941.

Whittier S. Bird

Franklin

1941

Appointed 1941, vice Gilson D. Light, deceased.

D.F. Pancoast

Cuyahoga

1942

Appointed June 1942, vice Whittier S. Bird, returned to active service.

Chester W. Gable

Franklin

1947

 
Leo M. Kreber

Franklin

1949

 
Albert E. Henderson

Lake

1952

Appointed Jan. 12, 1952, vice Leo M. Kreber, returned to active service.

Leo M. Kreber

Franklin

1954

Returned from active service and resumed the office of Adjutant General of Ohio, February 1954.

Loren G. Windom

Franklin

1959

 
Erwin C. Hostetler

Summit

1963

 
S.T. DelCorso

Franklin

1968

 
Dana L. Stewart

Franklin

1971

 
James E. Clem

Franklin

1975

 
Raymond Galloway

Franklin

1983

Resigned.

Richard C. Alexander

Franklin

1987

Appointed December 1, 1987, vice Raymond Galloway, who resigned, retired December 31, 1998

John H. Smith

Delaware

1999

 

Gregory Wayt Franklin 2004  

(a) Samuel R. Curtis resigned to accept command of the Third Ohio regiment in Mexican War.

(b) Benjamin W. Brice resigned to become United States Army Paymaster under President Polk.

(c) C.P. Buckingham resigned to accept Special Mission to Washington under orders of the Governor.

(d) Benson W. Hough resigned and enlisted as a Private in Company K, the old Fourth Ohio regiment, and was recommissioned Lieutenant Colonel,the commission he held in 1906.