Luther M. Strong

Martin Luther Strong ( * June 23, 1838 in Tiffin, Ohio, † April 26, 1903 in Kenton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1897 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Luther Strong attended the public schools of his home and then the Aaron Schuyler 's Academy in the town of Republic. During the Civil War he served 1861-1865 in a Infaterieeinheit from Ohio, which belonged to the army of the Union. After a subsequent law degree in 1867 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Kenton to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. He was a member of the education committee of the city Kenton and belonged from 1879 to 1881 the Senate of Ohio. In 1883 he was appeal judges. In this capacity he had to temporarily fill a vacant position.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Strong party was in the eighth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Darius D. Hare on March 4, 1893. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 two legislative sessions. In 1896, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Luther Strong operated in agriculture. He died on April 26, 1903 in Kenton, where he was also buried.