The 18th congressional district of Ohio is an obsolete congressional district last represented by Republican Bob Gibbs. The district voted for the majority party in the House of Representatives in every election since 1954.
After the 2010 census, Ohio lost two congressional seats, and the 18th district became obsolete after the 2012 elections. The territory of the 18th district was divided and placed into several other Ohio districts. A large portion of this district, including Congressman Gibbs' home in Holmes County, became part of the new 7th district in 2013.
|District created March 4, 1833|
|March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
|Democratic||25th||March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
David A. Starkweather
|Democratic||26th||March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
|March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1845
David A. Starkweather
|Democratic||29th||March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
|Democratic||30th||March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
David K. Cartter
|March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
|Democratic||33rd||March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Benjamin F. Leiter
|March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
|March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Rufus P. Spalding
|March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
William H. Upson
|March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
|March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
|Redistricted from the 14th district|
Redistricted to the 17th district
Jonathan T. Updegraff
|Republican||46th||March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
|Redistricted to the 16th district|
Addison S. McClure
|Republican||47th||March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
|Republican||48th||March 4, 1883 –
May 27, 1884
|Lost contested election|
Jonathan H. Wallace
|Democratic||48th||May 27, 1884 –
March 3, 1885
|Won contested election|
Isaac H. Taylor
|Republican||49th||March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
|March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
|Redistricted from the 20th district|
Joseph D. Taylor
|Republican||52nd||March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
|Redistricted from the 17th district|
George P. Ikirt
|Democratic||53rd||March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Robert W. Tayler
|March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
|March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
John J. Whitacre
|March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
|March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
B. Frank Murphy
|March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
Lawrence E. Imhoff
|March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Earl Ramage Lewis
|Republican||76th||January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lawrence E. Imhoff
|Democratic||77th||January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Earl R. Lewis
|January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
|January 3, 1949 –
September 1, 1976
|Vacant||94th||September 1, 1976 –
January 3, 1977
|January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
|January 3, 1995 –
November 3, 2006
|Elected in 1994|
Re-elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
|Vacant||109th||November 3, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
|January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
|Elected in 2006|
Re-elected in 2008
|Republican||112th||January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
|Elected in 2010|
Redistricted to the 7th district
|District eliminated January 3, 2013|
The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.
|Year||Democratic candidate||Republican candidate||Other candidate(s)|
|1832||Benjamin Jones : 3,037||[ none ]||Samuel Quinby: 2,379|
|1834||Benjamin Jones : 2,746||[ none ]||Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 2,550|
|1836||Matthias Shepler : 4,384||[ none ]||Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 3,325|
|1838||David A. Starkweather : 6,154||[ none ]||Hiram B. Wellman (Whig) : 4,010|
|1840||Ezra Dean : 6,508||[ none ]||Levi Cox (Whig) : 5,399|
|1842||Ezra Dean : 3,529||[ none ]||George Wellhouse (Whig) : 1,517|
John McDowell : 99
|1844||David A. Starkweather : 6,981||[ none ]||John Augustine (Whig) : 5,449|
Arvine Wales : 162
|1846||Samuel Lahm : 4,651||[ none ]||David A. Starkweather (Whig) : 4,530|
James Irvin : 116
|1848||David K. Cartter : 6,682||[ none ]||Samuel Hemphill (Whig) : 4,448|
|1850||David K. Cartter : 5,754||[ none ]||John Brown (Whig) : 3,447|
|1852||George Bliss : 6,140||[ none ]||Darius Lyman (Whig) : 5,307|
Thomas Earl : 1,708
Lucius V. Bierce : 446
|1854||Ebenezer Spalding : 5,053||Benjamin F. Leiter : 8,738||[ none ]|
|1856||Samuel Lahm : 6,794||Benjamin F. Leiter : 9,394||[ none ]|
|1858||J. L. Ranney : 7,162||Sidney Edgerton : 8,184||[ none ]|
|1860||David A. Starkweather : 6,956||Sidney Edgerton : 9,720||[ none ]|
|1862||David R. Paige, Sr. : 4,183||Rufus P. Spalding : 9,293||[ none ]|
|1864||Jeptha H. Wade : 6,661||Rufus P. Spalding : 14,472||[ none ]|
|1866||Oliver H. Payne : 7,974||Rufus P. Spalding : 14,479||[ none ]|
|1868||Franklin T. Backus : 11,980||William H. Upson : 18,359||[ none ]|
|1870||John M. Coffinberry : 6,695||William H. Upson : 11,053||John D. Taylor : 448|
|1872||Norton S. Townshend : 10,298||James Monroe : 14,662||G. W. McNeil : 67|
|1874||John K. McBride : 10,095||James Monroe : 12,229||H. F. Miller : 105|
|1876||John J. Hall : 12,772||James Monroe : 16,906||S. H. McCollister : 52|
|1878||Daniel T. Lawson : 12,593||Jonathan T. Updegraff : 15,320||George Smith : 2,231|
David P. Lawson : 90
William M. Grimes : 37
|1880||David I. Wadsworth : 13,474||Addison S. McClure : 18,570||Peter J. Rice : 310|
Ferdinand Schumacher : 205
|1882||Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,898||William McKinley : 16,906||Lemuel T. Foster : 976|
James A. Brush : 261
|1884||Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,309||Isaac H. Taylor : 22,459||Charles Jenkins : 907|
Albert R. Silver : 106
W. M. Cope : 82
|1886||Wallace H. Phelps : 16,217||William McKinley : 18,776||Isaiah S. Hahn : 1,853|
Charles Jenkins : 1,419
|1888||George P. Ikirt : 21,150||William McKinley : 25,249||Lambelis P. Logan : 1,498|
George W. Thornburg : 331
Isaiah Little : 38
|1890||Henry H. McFadden : 11,783||Joseph D. Taylor : 16,993||S. W. Wilkins : 1,568|
|1892||George P. Ikirt : 22,600||Thomas R. Morgan : 21,389||Matthew B. Shay : 1,682|
John W. Northrup : 1,218
|1894||Edward S. Raff : 11,051||Robert W. Tayler : 20,830||Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (Pop) : 8,912|
Enos H. Brosius : 1,679
|1896||Isaac R. Sherwood : 24,770||Robert W. Tayler : 29,814||James L. Swan : 476|
|1898||Charles C. Weybrecht : 19,575||Robert Walker Tayler : 22,635||George C. Harvey (Pro) : 614|
Samuel Borton (Soc Lab) : 686
L. B. Logan (Union Reform) : 212
|1900||John H. Morris : 25,026||Robert Walker Tayler : 31,479||Alvin C. Van Dyke (Union Reform) : 138|
Charles F. Bough (Proh) : 909
Henry O. Bucklin (Soc Lab) : 143
|1902||William J. Foley : 16,472||James Kennedy : 22,461||Thomas J. Duffy : 7,923|
Enos H. Brosius : 886
|1904||W. J. Foley : 16,472||James Kennedy : 36,939||Daniel J. Smith (Pro) : 1,861|
John T. Jenkins (Socialist) : 2,522
|1906||John C. Welty : 17,840||James Kennedy : 19,684||Leslie Hawk : 1,299|
John Evans : 932
|1908||John J. Whitacre : 29,040||James Kennedy : 32,287||Robert J. Wheeler (Socialist) : 2,551|
Elias Jenkins (Pro) : 2,998
|1910||John J. Whitacre : 23,568||James Kennedy : 20,617||Thomas Williams : 4,907|
Elias Jenkins : 1,462
|1912||John J. Whitacre : 23,936||Roscoe C. McCulloch : 23,350||George F. Lelansky : 7,617|
|1914||William S. King : 22,476||David Hollingsworth : 23,650||Fred White : 2,936|
V. A. Schreiber : 1,341
W. K. Weaver : 1,076
|1916||William B. Francis : 24,538||David Hollingsworth : 26,991||Robert Carson : 2,621|
|1918||William B. Francis : 20,272||B. Frank Murphy : 22,899||[ none ]|
|1920||Albert O. Barnes: 32,802||B. Frank Murphy: 52,862||[ none ]|
|1922||Marion Huffman: 25,449||B. Frank Murphy: 41,572||Jacob S. Coxey Sr.: 5,907|
|1924||James M. Barton: 26,656||B. Frank Murphy: 56,206||Charles Coleman: 1,931|
|1926||John F. Nolan: 19,341||B. Frank Murphy: 36,599||[ none ]|
|1928||John J. Whitacre: 31,422||B. Frank Murphy: 71,378||Frank Sepech (W): 317|
Jacob S. Coxey Sr. (S): 2
|1930||Emerson Campbell: 30,815||B. Frank Murphy: 47,096||[ none ]|
|1932||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 56,562||B. Frank Murphy: 56,010||[ none ]|
|1934||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 49,160||B. Frank Murphy: 39,642||[ none ]|
|1936||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 83,052||Earl R. Lewis: 54,119||[ none ]|
|1938||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 55,809||Earl R. Lewis: 56,468||[ none ]|
|1940||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 79,718||Earl R. Lewis: 66,666||[ none ]|
|1942||Lawrence E. Imhoff: 37,951||Earl R. Lewis: 43,279||[ none ]|
|1944||Ross Michener: 63,098||Earl R. Lewis: 65,847||[ none ]|
|1946||Eugene A. Blum: 38,606||Earl R. Lewis: 55,140||[ none ]|
|1948||Wayne Hays: 65,475||Earl R. Lewis: 55,455||[ none ]|
|1950||Wayne Hays: 58,295||Robert L. Quinn: 56,508||[ none ]|
|1952||Wayne Hays: 78,277||Clarence L. Wetzel: 62,081||[ none ]|
|1954||Wayne Hays: 59,165||Walter J. Hunston: 44,143||[ none ]|
|1956||Wayne Hays: 78,962||Joseph Miller: 53,627||[ none ]|
|1958||Wayne Hays: 88,813||Francis Wallace: 35,322||[ none ]|
|1960||Wayne Hays: 96,474||Walter J. Hunston: 50,698||[ none ]|
|1962||Wayne Hays: 66,327||John J. Carrigg: 42,336||[ none ]|
|1964||Wayne Hays: 94,768||Allen J. Dalrymple: 42,960||[ none ]|
|1966||Wayne Hays: 73,657||William H. Weir: 41,165||[ none ]|
|1968||Wayne Hays: 96,711||James F. Sutherland: 63,747||[ none ]|
|1970||Wayne Hays: 82,071||Robert Stewart: 38,104||[ none ]|
|1972||Wayne Hays: 128,663||Robert Stewart: 54,572||[ none ]|
|1974||Wayne Hays: 90,447||Ralph H. Romig: 47,385||[ none ]|
|1976||Douglas Applegate*: 116,901||Ralph R. McCoy: 45,735||William Crabbe: 21,537|
John Dwight Bashline: 1,661
|1978||Douglas Applegate: 71,894||William J. Ress: 48,931||[ none ]|
|1980||Douglas Applegate: 134,835||Gary L. Hammersley: 42,354||[ none ]|
|1982||Douglas Applegate: 128,665||[ none ]||[ none ]|
|1984||Douglas Applegate: 155,759||Kenneth P. Burt Jr.: 49,356||[ none ]|
|1986||Douglas Applegate: 126,526||[ none ]||[ none ]|
|1988||Douglas Applegate: 151,306||William C. Abraham: 43,628||[ none ]|
|1990||Douglas Applegate: 120,782||John A. Hales: 41,823||[ none ]|
|1992||Douglas Applegate: 166,189||Bill Ress: 77,229||[ none ]|
|1994||Gregory L. DiDonato: 87,926||Bob Ney: 103,115||[ none ]|
|1996||Robert L. Burch Jr.: 108,332||Bob Ney: 117,365||Margaret Chitti (N): 8,146|
|1998||Robert L. Burch Jr.: 74,571||Bob Ney: 113,119||[ none ]|
|2000||Marc D. Guthrie: 79,232||Bob Ney: 152,325||John R. Bargar Sr. (L): 4,948|
|2002||[ none ]||Bob Ney: 125,546||[ none ]|
|2004||Brian R. Thomas: 88,560||Bob Ney: 173,499||[ none ]|
|2006||Zack Space: 119,494||Joy Padgett: 74,475||[ none ]|
|2008||Zack Space: 154,396||Fred L. Dailey: 103,681||[ none ]|
|2010||Zack Space: 80,756||Bob Gibbs: 107,426||Lindsey Sutton: 11,244|
Padgett had won a special primary held on September 14, 2006. The rest of the Republican primary field included Holmes County Commissioner Ray Feikert; Jerry Firman of Coshocton; James Brodbelt Harris of Muskingum County; and Ralph Applegate of Columbus. When he announced his withdrawal from the race, Ney identified Padgett as his favored successor. Two other Republican candidates, Dover mayor Richard Homrighausen and Ney aide John Bennett, withdrew from the race. Candidate Greg Zelenitz was rejected by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.
Benjamin Jones (April 13, 1787 – April 24, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Winchester, Virginia, Jones moved with his parents to Washington, Pennsylvania.
He received a limited schooling. He learned the trade of cabinetmaking. He moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1812 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1815, and commissioner for Wayne County in 1818. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1821–1822, and in the Ohio Senate from 1829 to 1832. Ohio Presidential elector in 1828 for Andrew Jackson.Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War in the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed business interests in Wooster, and died there April 24, 1861. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.Bob Ney
Robert William Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2007, he was convicted on charges of corruption and sentenced to 30 months in jail. A Republican, Ney represented Ohio's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until November 3, 2006, when he resigned. Ney's resignation took place after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. Before he pleaded guilty, Ney was identified in the guilty pleas of Jack Abramoff, former Tom DeLay deputy chief of staff Tony Rudy, former DeLay press secretary Michael Scanlon and former Ney chief of staff Neil Volz for receiving lavish gifts in exchange for political favors.
Ney's best-known congressional work was on the election reform efforts founded in the wake of the confused 2000 voting in Florida, and his support and backing for the "Stand Up For Steel" crusade and resulting laws. From 2001 to 2006, Ney was Chairman of the House Administration Committee. As chair of that committee, he oversaw operations in the Capitol complex and was sometimes known as the "Mayor of Capitol Hill".Clarence Wetzel
Clarence Wetzel (February 24, 1899 – June 1972) was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
Hailing from Columbiana, Wetzel was a longtime politician, notably as a long term state representative. He ran for Ohio's 18th congressional district in 1952. He was defeated in 1970 by John Wargo.David A. Starkweather
David Austin Starkweather (January 21, 1802 – July 12, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a U.S. diplomat.
Starkweather was born in Preston, Connecticut on January 21, 1802. He graduated from Williams College and studied law with his brother in Cooperstown, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1825, establishing a practice in Mansfield, Ohio. He located in Canton, Ohio in 1828.He was a judge in one of the higher courts in Stark County, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835, and a member of the Ohio Senate from 1836 to 1838. He was a representative of the Democrats in Congress from Ohio from 1839 to 1841 and again from 1845 to 1847. In his first term, he was a member of the Committee on Roads and Canals, and a member of the Committee on Invalid Pensions the second term. He was chosen a Presidential elector in 1848 for Cass/Butler, and served as U.S. Envoy to Chile from 1854 to 1857. He lost election to Ohio's 18th congressional district in 1860.
Starkweather died of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brinsmade, in Cleveland, Ohio, July 12, 1876. He had three daughters and one son.Douglas Applegate
Earl Douglas "Doug" Applegate, Jr. (born March 27, 1928) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. Applegate is a Democrat.Earl Ramage Lewis
Earl Ramage Lewis (February 22, 1887 – February 1, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.Ezra Dean
Ezra Dean (April 9, 1795 – January 25, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Hillsdale, New York, Dean attended the common schools.
In the War of 1812 was appointed ensign in the Eleventh Regiment of United States Infantry April 17, 1814.
Commissioned lieutenant October 1, 1814, for meritorious conduct at the sortie of Fort Erie.
At the close of the war was placed in command of a revenue cutter on Lake Champlain.
He resigned to study law.
He was admitted to the bar in Plattsburg, New York, in 1823.
He settled in Wooster, Ohio in 1824 and commenced the practice of law.
Postmaster of Wooster 1828–1832.
He served as president judge of the court of common pleas 1834–1841.
Dean was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845).
He served as chairman of the Committee on the Militia (Twenty-eighth Congress).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1844.
He resumed the practice of law in Wooster.
He moved to Ironton, Ohio, in 1867, and died there January 25, 1872.
He was interred in Woodland Cemetery.Fred Dailey
Fred L. Dailey (born 1946) is a former director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio's 18th congressional district. He lost the November 2008 general election by a 40.21%-59.79% margin  to Democratic incumbent Zack Space.
Fred Dailey was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture by Governor George Voinovich in 1991, and served in this position for 16 years, making him the longest serving Agriculture Director in Ohio history.From 1975 to 1981, Dailey served as Director of the Indiana Division of Agriculture, and from 1982 to 1991 he served as Executive Vice President of the Ohio Beef Council and Executive Secretary of the Ohio Cattlemen's Association. Dailey is a former President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. In 2003 Dailey was appointed Chairman of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.Dailey earned his B.A. degree in political science and history from Anderson University, and earned his master's degree in public administration from Ball State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.Fred Dailey served with the 101st Airborne Division in the Vietnam War. Dailey is also a former rodeo cowboy and a mountaineer.James Kennedy (congressman)
James Kennedy (September 3, 1853 – November 9, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born in Lowellville, Ohio, Kennedy prepared for college at Poland Union Seminary, in Ohio, and graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, in 1876. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in March 1879. Kennedy commenced to practice law in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also served as a member of the city council from April 1886 to November 1888. In 1894, he served as chairman of the Republican State convention at Steubenville, Ohio, in 1894.
Kennedy was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910, to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Youngstown.
Kennedy became affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1916. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1926, to the Seventieth Congress. He died in Youngstown on November 9, 1928, and was interred in Riverside Cemetery, Poland, Ohio.James Monroe (congressman)
James Monroe (July 18, 1821 – July 6, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.Jonathan H. Wallace
Jonathan Hasson Wallace (October 31, 1824 – October 28, 1892) was a United States Congressman from Ohio.
Wallace was born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. He graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pennsylvania in 1844. He studied law in the office of Benjamin Stanton, and eventually became the prosecuting attorney of Columbiana County in 1851 and 1853.
He successfully contested as a Democrat the election of William McKinley, to the Forty-eighth United States Congress and served from May 27, 1884, to March 3, 1885. He ran again in 1884 and lost.
He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Ohio Governor George Hoadly on March 5, 1885, to fill a vacancy and served one year; he continued the practice of law until his death in Lisbon, Ohio. He was interred in Lisbon Cemetery.
Wallace married Elizabeth L. McCook of Columbiana County in August, 1848, and had four children.Jonathan T. Updegraff
Jonathan Taylor Updegraff (May 13, 1822 – November 30, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.Joseph D. Taylor
Joseph Danner Taylor (November 7, 1830 – September 19, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.Joy Padgett
Joy Padgett (born 1947, Coshocton, Ohio) is a former Republican member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 20th district until the end of 2008. In 2006, dogged by personal scandals, she ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and for Congress in Ohio's 18th congressional district. Her run for Congress was the result of the decision of Bob Ney to bow out of the race and plead guilty to corruption charges.Lawrence E. Imhoff
Lawrence E. Imhoff (December 28, 1895 – April 18, 1988) was a soldier, lawyer, and a four-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Born at Round Bottom, Ohio, Imhoff moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1907. He attended the rural schools and St. Clairsville High School.
During the First World War, he enlisted as a private in the Fifth Regiment, United States Marine Corps, and served from August 9, 1917, until honorably discharged on April 1, 1919. He received the Purple Heart Medal.
After the war, Imhoff attended the Ohio State University in Columbus. He served as the clerk of courts for Belmont County, Ohio, from 1921 to 1925. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in January 1930. He served as probate judge of Belmont County 1925-1933.
Imhoff was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He served as special assistant to the United States Attorney General in 1939 and 1940.
Imhoff was again elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress.
With World War II raging, Imhoff was commissioned as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Reserve on January 21, 1943. He was promoted to rank of commander and released from active duty on November 8, 1945.
He was appointed on November 9, 1945, a member of the Board of Veterans' Appeals, Washington, D.C., and retired December 31, 1964.
He was a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida, until his death there on April 18, 1988.Robert Walker Tayler
Robert Walker Tayler (November 20, 1852 – November 25, 1910) was an Ohio attorney and politician who served as a member of Congress and a United States federal judge.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Mayor Robert Walker Tayler, Sr., Tayler attended the public schools and received an A.B. from Western Reserve College in 1872 and taught in the high school in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Ohio. He was superintendent of schools from 1873 to 1875, and editor of the Buckeye State in New Lisbon from 1875 to 1876. Tayler read law to enter the bar in 1877. He was in private practice in East Liverpool, Ohio from 1877 to 1880. He was a Prosecuting attorney of Columbiana County, Ohio from 1880 to 1885, thereafter returning to private practice in Lisbon, Ohio until 1890, then in New York City until 1892, and again in Lisbon, Ohio until 1895.
Tayler was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1903 as the Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district. He was chairman of the Committee on Elections from the Fifty-fifth through Fifty-seventh Congresses. He declined to be a candidate in 1902 for renomination, instead returning to private practice in Youngstown, Ohio from 1903 to 1905.
On January 6, 1905, Tayler was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio vacated by Francis Joseph Wing. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 10, 1905, and received his commission the same day. Tayler moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and served on the court until his death in that city, in 1910. He was interred in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Ohio.Samuel Lahm
Samuel Lahm (April 22, 1812 – June 16, 1876) was a lawyer, politician, and U.S. Representative from Ohio.
He was the father of Frank Samuel Lahm, a noted expatriate and pioneer balloonist, and the grandfather of Brigadier General Frank Purdy Lahm, aerial pioneer, student of the Wright brothers, and the first military officer to fly an airplane. He married Almira Brown of New Hampshire and was related by marriage to Daniel Webster. The couple had five children: Marshall, Edward, Frank Samuel, Charles Henry, and Helen Rebecca. The two eldest sons served in the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War and died in service within three weeks of each other, by sickness. In 1855 Almira Lahm died and Lahm remarried, to Henrietta Faber of Pittsburgh. Lahm and Henrietta had three daughters.Born in Leitersburg, Maryland, he was of German descent, his parents having emigrated from Germany. Lahm completed preparatory studies and then taught school. He attended Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. He studied law with Oliver H. Smith in Indiana. Lahm was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1836 and moved to Canton, Ohio to open a practice. He intended to return to Leitersburg, but stopped in Canton, Ohio and was pleased with the place. He partnered with Andrew W. Loomis until Loomis left the state in 1841. He served as the master of chancery from 1837 to 1841 and prosecuting attorney of Stark County from 1837 to 1845. He served two terms as a member of the Ohio Senate in 1842. He was selected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lahm was appointed as a brigadier general in the state's antebellum militia, and commanded the 2nd Brigade, 6th Division of Ohio during the Mexican War.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. However, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress and served from March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849. He lost election to Ohio's 18th congressional district in 1856. Lahm served as a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National ConventionRetiring from politics, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and sheep raising.
He died in Canton on June 16, 1876, and was interred in West Lawn Cemetery.Wayne Hays
Wayne Levere Hays (May 13, 1911 – February 10, 1989) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative of Ohio, in the Democratic Party, from 1949 to 1976. He resigned from Congress after a much-publicized sex scandal in 1976.Zack Space
Zachary T. Space (born January 27, 1961) is an American politician and the former U.S. Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district, serving from 2007 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. After serving in Congress, Space became a lobbyist and was a principal for Vorys Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. In August 2017, he announced his campaign for Ohio State Auditor in 2018.