Ohio History Journal

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On February 28, 1907, Governor Harris appointed Hon. Myron

T. Herrick Trustee of the Society to serve for three years. This appoint-

ment will certainly meet the hearty approval of

the members of the Society as few governors have

taken the active interest in the progress and wel-

fare of our Society that Governor Herrick did

during his encumbency.    The   readers of the

QUARTERLY will doubtless be interested in a brief

sketch of Mr. Herrick, as his career is an il-

lustrious example of a struggling Buckeye boy and

a most successful Ohio man.   He was born at

Huntington, Lorain county, Ohio, October 9, 1854,

his parents being Timothy R. and Mary L.

Herrick. His father came from a Massachusetts

family  of colonial origin.   His  grandfather,

Timothy Herrick, was one of the early pioneers

of Lorain county and an American soldier

in the second war with England, as his great-grandfather was a soldier

in the Revolutionary War. Governor Herrick therefore descends from

doubly patriotic stock. Myron was educated in the district school at

Huntington, the union schools of Wellington, and later was a student

in Oberlin College and the Ohio Wesleyan University. He was prac-

tically self-educated, sustaining himself in collegiate studies by engaging

in various occupations, such as assisting on the neighboring farms and

acting as book agent. In 1899 Ohio Wesleyan University in recognition

of his former connection with that institution, conferred upon him the

emeritus degree. At the age of thirty-one Mr. Herrick took up his resi-

dence in Cleveland, where he entered the law offices of J. F. & G. E.

Herrick, being admitted to bar in the year 1878. He was successful in

his chosen profession, which however, in a few years became secondary

to his business and financial enterprises. He became especially profici-

ent in the banking field, served as chairman of the Executive Council of

the American Bankers' Association and became largely identified in vari-

ous manufacturing, industrial and building projects in Cleveland. He

reorganized the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co., placing the property

upon a paying basis. His first vote was cast for President Rutherford

B. Hayes in the Fall of 1876, at which time Mr. Herrick became inter-

ested in politics. He was a member of the Cleveland City Council in