Milton I. Southard

Milton Isaiah Southard ( born October 20, 1836 in Hanover, Licking County, Ohio; † May 4, 1905 in Zanesville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1879 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Milton Southard attended preparatory schools and then studied at the Denison University in Granville. After a subsequent law degree in 1863 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Toledo in this profession. Between 1867 and 1871 he was a prosecutor in Muskingum County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Southard was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George W. Morgan on March 4, 1873. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 three legislative periods. From 1875 to 1877 he was chairman of the Committee on Territories. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Southard moved to New York City, where he practiced law. He died on 4 May 1905 in Zanesville, where he was also buried.