Martin Welker

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"(April 25, 1819 -- March 15, 1902) Martin Welker was a lawyer, clerk, judge, lieutenant governor, soldier, professor, and American politician. Welker studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. He was a clerk of common pleas for Holmes County (1846 - 1851), judge of the 6th judicial district of Ohio (1852 - 1857), Judge advocate general of the State of Ohio (1861), and United States Judge for the northern district of Ohio by President Grant. He was lieutenant governor of Ohio (1857 and 1858). He was appointed aide-de-camp, as a colonel, to Governor of Ohio (August 10 ,1861), superintendent of drafting with rank of colonel under Governor Tod (August 15, 1862), assistant adjutant general (1862), and enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company 1 in the 188th Regiment Ohio Volunteer infantry (February 16, 1865 - September 21, 1865). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not elected in 1862 and 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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