Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John T. Corrigan
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 Enforcement • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 41° 30.157′ N, 81° 41.895′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, 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); 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); War Savings Stamps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Garment Industry (about 700 feet away); Independent Clothing Stores (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 12, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.