|28th Ohio Secretary of State|
January 11, 1897 – January 14, 1901
|Governor||Asa S. Bushnell|
George K. Nash
|Preceded by||Samuel McIntire Taylor|
|Succeeded by||Lewis C. Laylin|
|Born||July 7, 1850|
Springville, Kentucky (now South Portsmouth, Kentucky)
|Died||September 15, 1918(aged 68)|
|Spouse||Letitia H. Yoakley|
Life and career
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. 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.
Kinney died September 15, 1918.