De Witt C. Badger

De Witt Clinton Badger (* August 7, 1858 in London, Ohio; † May 20, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1903 and 1905 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


De Witt Badger attended the common schools and the Mount Union College in Alliance. Between 1875 and 1880 he worked as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1881 and its recent approval as a lawyer in London, he began to work in this profession. From 1882 to 1885 he was a prosecutor in the local Madison County. He later moved to Columbus, where he served as a district judge in the Franklin County 1893-1903. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1902, Badger was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Emmett Tompkins on March 4, 1903. Since he resigned in 1904 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1905. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Badger again practiced as a lawyer. From 1906 to 1908 he was mayor of the city of Columbus. He is also passed on 20 May 1926.