Charles Kinney

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Charles Kinney
Charles Kinney 1903.jpg
28th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
January 11, 1897 – January 14, 1901
GovernorAsa S. Bushnell
George K. Nash
Preceded bySamuel McIntire Taylor
Succeeded byLewis C. Laylin
Personal details
Born(1850-07-07)July 7, 1850
Springville, Kentucky (now South Portsmouth, Kentucky)
DiedSeptember 15, 1918(1918-09-15) (aged 68)
Political partyRepublican
SpouseLetitia H. Yoakley

Charles Kinney (July 7, 1850 – September 15, 1918) was a Republican politician who was Ohio Secretary of State from 1897 to 1901.

Life and career[edit]

Kinney was born July 7, 1850 in Springville, Kentucky. When his father died in 1861, he moved to Columbus, Indiana, with his mother and brother, where he stayed until 1872. He graduated from high school there in 1866. He practiced the printer's trade until moving to Portsmouth, Ohio in 1872. He was in mercantile for four years, until taking up printing again.[1] He was then appointed Deputy Treasurer of Scioto County, Ohio in 1877, serving until 1880. He was elected County Treasurer in 1883, and served four years. He served as chief clerk under Secretaries of State Ryan and Taylor, and was elected as Secretary of State in 1896, and re-elected in 1898.[1]

After his second term ended, Kinney engaged in corporate law in Columbus.[2]

Kinney died September 15, 1918.[3]

Kinney was married October 8, 1879 to Letitia H. Yoakley of Portsmouth.[2] They had a daughter named Lida.[3]


  • Kinney, Charles (1911). Vagrant Verse. Columbus: F. J. Heer. - a book of poetry


  1. ^ a b Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. Vol. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 700.
  2. ^ a b Mercer, James K.; Rife, Edward K. (1903). Representative men of Ohio, 1900–1903. Columbus: James K. Mercer. pp. 207–208.
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Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of Ohio
Succeeded by