Ohio History Journal




Drausin Wulsin, a Life Member of the Ohio State Archaeological

and Historical Society, died at his home in Cincinnati, November 14,

1910. His career is not only closely connected with the history and

development of Cincinnati for nearly 70 years, but furnishes an example

of the best type of American citizenship. What follows is but a brief


Mr. Wulsin was born in Louisiana, June 10, 1842, his parents

moving to Cincinnati when he was but a child. He was educated in the

public schools, Hughes High School, and the old Cincinnati Law School,

completing his course, and obtaining his diploma from the latter in

1863. He at once enlisted in the 137th Ohio Volunteer regiment, serv-

ing during the Civil War. At the end of the war, he returned to

Cincinnati, and was formally admitted to the Bar. In early years, he

was a member of the city council of Cincinnati; he took a prominent

part in shaping the ordinances relating to the Cincinnati Southern Rail-

way, and many other matters of public interest. In later life, he was

often consulted with reference to legislation, and assisted in putting

into shape the acts of the General Assembly which provided for the

incorporation and regulation of trust companies and creating and con-

trolling pension funds for public school teachers. He was employed

by the Ohio Bankers' Association and the Ohio State Board of Com-

merce to prepare a bill governing and regulating the banking business

within the state, and from that bill the laws now in force were largely

modeled. For many years before his death, he was a Trustee of the

Public Library of Cincinnati, the interests of which were especially

dear to his heart. Many gifts by public spirited citizens were orig-

inated and carried into effect under his professional advice and direc-

tion,-notably that to the Ohio Mechanics' Institute made by Mrs. Thos.

J. Emery. In his career as a lawyer, he was eminently successful in

the best sense of the term; his clients, his brother lawyers, and the

courts, trusted him, followed his advice, and honored both him, and

themselves, in so doing.  He never accepted any public office which

carried with it any remuneration. He believed in play as heartily and

earnestly as he believed in work, and was one of the charter members

of the Cincinnati Baseball Club when it was organized in July of 1866

as a purely amateur club, which played baseball for the vigorous exer-

cise which the sport engendered, and for the honor and glory of win-

ning the game.

His wife, a daughter of Enoch Terry Carson, survives him.

His was a busy life, well spent.