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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John T. Corrigan

 
 
John T. Corrigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. John T. Corrigan Marker
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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1923.

Son of Irish immigrants, one of six children. Known as “John T,” he and his wife Virginia had six children. Graduated St. Ignatius H.S., John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Served the public and is country for almost a half century as a soldier, state senator and Cuyahoga County prosecutor. Served during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters. Decorated war veteran. Lost his right eye in the Battle of the Bulge. Elected as state senator in 1952. Elected as Cuyahoga County prosecutor in 1956. He served an unprecedented 35 years as the chief law enforcement officer for Cugayoga County.

Died in Cleveland, Ohio, 2003.

His legacy was his honesty. His integrity the manner within which we lived his life. And the thousands upon thousands of people he touched by example.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 41° 30.157′ N, 81° 41.895′ W. Marker is in Cleveland,
John T. Corrigan Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. John T. Corrigan Marker and Statue
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Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 3rd Street and West Lakeside Drive. It is in Fort Huntington Park, the public square across from the Cuyahoga County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (a few steps from this marker); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry v. Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnham Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Enlightening the World (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Stone Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
John T. Corrigan (1023–2003) image. Click for full size.
Photograph by J.J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. John T. Corrigan (1023–2003)
The sculptor of this statue is not noted, and an Internet search in 2019 turned up no name.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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