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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

C. William O'Neill

(1916-1978)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. C. William O'Neill Marker
Inscription.  Ohio's fifty-ninth governor, Marietta native C. William O'Neill was the only Ohioan to head all three branches of state government. An honor graduate of both Marietta High School and Marietta College, O'Neill won election to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1938, serving there until 1950 but interrupted from 1943-1946 when he was with General George Patton's Third Army in Europe during World War II. In 1947 he became the youngest Speaker of the House in Ohio history. Elected Attorney General in 1950, he won the governorship in 1956, modernizing the highway and mental health departments during his tenure. His election to the State Supreme Court in 1960 and elevation to Chief Justice in 1970, noted by landmark judicial reforms, capped his exemplary career of public service to Ohio.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Rotary Club of Marietta, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-84.)
 
Location. 39° 25.125′ N, 81° 27.232′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington
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By Mike Wintermantel
2. C. William O'Neill Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Scammel Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Seven Porches (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul’s Church (about 500 feet away); Memorial to the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Marietta (about 500 feet away); Mound Square (about 600 feet away); The Castle (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The President’s Home of Marietta College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .
1. C. William O'Neill. (Submitted on December 15, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. C. William O'Neill at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 19, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
3. C. William O'Neill
The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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