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  • Milton Sayler (1831 - 1892)
    Milton Sayler (November 4, 1831 – November 17, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a three-term U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1873 to 1879. He was a cousin of Henry B. Sayl...
  • Aaron Fyfe Perry (1815 - 1893)
    Congressman. He attended Yale Law School and became an attorney in 1838. In 1840 he moved to Ohio. Perry served in the Ohio House from 1847 to 1848. In 1861 he declined appointment to the US Supreme Co...
  • Micajah Terrell Williams (1792 - 1844)
    HON. MICAJAH T, WILLIAMS began his career as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Cincinnati. Soon after he became connected with the "Western Spy". During the War of 1812 the editor of that paper, who w...
  • Thomas Brown III (1764 - 1806)
    Thomas Brown III (son of Thomas Brown, Jr, the founder of Brownsville, Pennsylvania) was an early settler of Gerard's Station and then Mercer's Station. Thomas Brown served as State Representative f...
  • Charles Anderson (1814 - 1895)
    Charles Anderson, attorney and rancher, son of Richard Clough and Sarah (Marshall) Anderson, was born on June 1, 1814, in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Miami University, Ohio, in 1833. He the...

The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. It consists of the 99-member Ohio House of Representatives and the 33-member Ohio Senate. Both houses of the General Assembly meet at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

The General Assembly first convened in Chillicothe, then the Ohio capital, on March 1, 1803.

The second constitution of Ohio, effective in 1851, took away the power of the General Assembly to only choose the state's executive officers, granting that right to the voters. A complicated formula apportioned legislators to Ohio counties and the number of seats in the legislative houses varied from year-to-year.

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