US -Tod, David - Governor, OH

David Tod:
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Born: February 21, 1805
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Birthplace: Youngstown Ohio
Father: Judge George Tod 1773 – 1841
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Mother: Sarah “Sally” Isaacs 1778 – 1847
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Wife: Mary Smith 1813 – 1901
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Married: 1831 or 1832 in Warren Ohio
Children:
Henry Tod Sr. 1838 – 1905
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
George Tod 1840 – 1908
(Buried: Tod Homestead Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
William Tod 1843 – 1905
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Charlotte Delamater Tod Kautz 1845 – 1868
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Grace Tod Arrel 1847 – 1921
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
Sallie Tod 1849 – 1911
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio)
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Political Party:
Until – 1861: Member of Democratic Party
1861 – 1864: Member of Republican Party
1864 – 1868: Member of National Union Party


Occupation before War:

Attorney for Coal and Iron Industries of the Mahoning Valley in Ohio
President of Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad Company
1838 – 1840: Ohio State Senator
1844: Unsuccessful Democratic Party Candidate for Governor of Ohio
1846: Unsuccessful Democratic Party Candidate for Governor of Ohio
1847 – 1851: United Minister to Brazil
1860: Chairman of Democratic Party National Convention Baltimore

Civil War Career:
1862 – 1864: Governor of Ohio
1862 – 1864: Faced with encouraging military recruitment.
1862 – 1864: Became known as the Soldier’s Friend as Governor.
1862: Able to secure 5,000 volunteers after Battle of Shiloh Tn.
1862 – 1863: Recommended arrests of Copperheads in Ohio.
1862: Member of the Loyal War Governor’s Conference.
1862: Supporter of the Emancipation Proclamation when issued.
1863: Called out the Ohio State Militia to face John Hunt Morgan.
1863: Called out the Soldiers to end draft riot at Holmes County.
1863: Unable to secure renomination to office of Governor of Ohio.
1864: Declined appointment as United States Secretary of Treasury
1864: Received 1 vote in the selection of Vice President.

Occupation after War:
1864 – 1868: Attorney and Businessman in Youngstown Ohio
1868: Choose as a Grant Elector but died before meeting of Electors.


Died:
November 13, 1868
Place of Death: Youngstown Ohio
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Age at time of Death: 63 years old
Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery Youngstown Ohio
 
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