Fernando C. Layton

Fernando Coello Layton ( born April 11, 1847 at the Auglaize County, Ohio, † June 22, 1926 in Wapakoneta, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1897 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Fernando Layton attended the public schools of his home and then the Wittenberg College in Springfield. After a subsequent law degree in 1869 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Wapakoneta in this profession. In the following years he also worked as a district school auditor ( County School Examiner ) operates. Between 1875 and 1878 acted Layton as District Attorney in Auglaize County. From 1878 to 1883 he was a captain in the National Guard of Ohio. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Layton was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George E. Seney on March 4, 1891. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 three legislative periods. Since 1893 he represented there as a successor to Martin K. Gantz the fourth district of his state. In 1896 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Layton initially practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1908 and 1926 he served as an appellate judge. From this post he resigned on June 9, 1926. He died a few days later, on 22 June, in Wapakoneta, where he was also buried.