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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1896,
By E. O. RANDALL, FOR THE STATE OF OHIO, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
Rec. Nov. 26,1896.
JUDGES CF THE
SUPREME COURT OF OHIO.
For the time commencing February 9, 1895, aud ending
December 21, 1895.
Hox. THAD. A. MINSHALL, CHIEF JUSTICE.
JOSIAH B. ALLEN.
Deputy Clerks, GEORGE H. KOLKER, JOHN P. DANA.
At one time a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
To the Honorable The Judges of the Supreme Court
The undersigned, appointed to prepare and present an obituary sketch of the life, character and public services of the late Allen G. Thurman, beg leave to submit the following:
ALLEN G. THURMAN was born at Lynchburg, Va., on the 13th day of November, 1813. He died at his home in Columbus on the 12th day of December, 1895. He was the son of a Methodist Episcopal minister, Pleasant Thurman, and of a daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Allen, who was closely related to Joseph Hewes, a signer of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. In the year 1819 the Thurman family removed from Virginia to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe. The son received an education which prepared him for college, but his parents were poor and he could not go. He resolved that he would learn as much at home as he could at college; and he did. Diligently pursuing his studies, he learned and practiced land surveying, and acquired a thorough knowledge of the French language. When he arrived at man's estate he was a thoroughly selfeducated man: well equipped to enter upon his distinguished career. Governor Lucas appointed him his Private Secretary. While discharging the duties of that position he studied law.
He was called to the bar in the year 1835, when he was under 22 years of age. He began his legal