Harry M . Daugherty

Harry M . Daugherty (HMIIA)

Location: Washington Court House, OH 43160 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.319', W 83° 25.004'

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One of Ohio's most influential politicians in the early 20th century, Washington Court House native Harry Daugherty (1860-1941) was widely known as a "President-maker" and served instrumental roles in President Warren G. Harding's administration, culminating a long career in state and national politics. As Attorney General from 1921 to 1924, Daugherty established the first federal women's penitentiary, recommended former president William Howard Taft to the Supreme Court, and ended a controversial 1922 railroad strike. Implicated in scandals complicated by the suicide of his assistant and fellow Fayette County native Jess Smith, Daugherty was eventually cleared in congressional investigations and two bribery trials, and subsequently published an insider's account of the Harding Administration. Both Daugherty and Smith are buried in Washington Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-24
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Van Meter Ashbrook & Associates, Washington Senior High, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 292314 N 4379343
Decimal Degrees39.53865000, -83.41673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.319', W 83° 25.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 19.14" N, 83° 25' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1741 Washington Ave, Washington Court House OH 43160, US
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