Robert E. Doan
Robert Doan attended the public schools of his home and then enjoyed a university education. He then taught for three years in southern Ohio as a teacher. After studying law at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1857 he began in Wilmington to work in this profession. Between 1859 and 1860 he published the newspaper Wilmington Watchman. In 1862, he was a prosecutor in the local Clinton County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.
In the congressional elections of 1890 Doan was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William E. Haynes on March 4, 1891. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1892, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1893. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Doan practiced as a lawyer in Washington. He died on 24 February 1919 in his hometown of Wilmington, where he was also buried.