Arthur St. Clair (1771 - 1820)

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About Arthur St. Clair

He married Frances Stahl and had numerous children. Arthur Jr. was the 1st Attorney General of what is now Cinncinnati, OH. Cinncinnati was named by Gen. St. Clair for the Order of the Cinncinnati, an organization formed by Gen. George Washington and a few of his buddies after the American Revolution. Of which the membership had been held by the male descendants of Arthur St. Clair Jr. for 5 generations. Arthur Jr.'s grandson, William St. Clair was a prominant minister of the Methodist/ Episcopal faith in the mid 1800s and then he became a prominant Doctor in the state of Illinois where he resided in Effingham, IL. His son, Charles St. Clair was also a prominant physician in Colorado and was one of the first graduates of the Colorado University of Medicine.

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First Attorney General of what is now Cincinnati , OH

Paragraph from ; "The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary Of Notable Americans " Volume IX Arthur St Clair

In 1796, after unsuccessful attempts to induce a competent lawyer to accept the office of attorney-general of the Territory, the governor prevailed [p.215] upon his son, Arthur St. Clair, Jr., a promising young attorney at Pittsburgh, to remove to Cincinnati and take the office. This step, although a great personal sacrifice on the part of the son, later subjected the governor to unjust criticism.

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