Jay Ford LANING, Congress, OH (1853-1941)


LANING, Jay Ford, a Representative from Ohio; born in New London, Huron County, Ohio, May 15, 1853; attended the public schools, the Savannah (Ohio) Academy, and Baldwin University, Berea, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in May 1875 and commenced practice in New London; justice of the peace 1875-1881; member of the village council in 1876; moved to Norwalk, Ohio, in January 1882; practiced law until 1885 and then engaged in the publishing business; member of the city council 1887-1889; member of the State senate 1893-1897; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904 and 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); renominated in 1908, but withdrew and resumed the publishing business in Norwalk, Ohio; devoted his time to the writing, editing, and publishing lawbooks and school textbooks; died in Norwalk, Ohio, on September 1, 1941; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present