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Roger Ellwood Cloud

Male 1909 - 1988  (78 years)


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  • Name Roger Ellwood Cloud 
    Born Dec 04, 1909  Degraff, Logan county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 20, 1988  Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • BIOGRAPHY: ROGER CLOUD (1909-1988) was one of Ohio's most successful state legislators during the second half of the 20th century.  He was also a native of DeGraff.
      Cloud was born on his family's farm near DeGraff in 1909.  He graduated from DeGraff High School in 1926 as the class valedictorian.  In the same year, Clouds brother was killed in a gasoline explosion.  Roger farmed, worked in a factory, and played semi-pro baseball to make money for his family.  He married Llewellyn DeWeese in 1934.  The couple purchased a farm in Pleasant Township near DeGraff in the 1960s.
      Clouds first position as a public servant began as a member of the DeGraff School Board for 4 years in the late 1930s.  In 1940 Cloud was elected as Logan County Commissioner.  He held this position for 8 years.  Cloud successfully ran for the Ohio House of Representatives in 1948.  He served in the House for 8 consecutive years.  Through the years, Cloud became known as the Gentleman from Logan County, a nickname that showed the respect he had from his fellow representatives, other state legislators and the people of Ohio.
      During his career as a representative, Cloud was elected as the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives a record 5 times.  He also was honored with many awards and praises from the state and his colleagues.
      Governor James Rhodes appointed Cloud Auditor of the State in 1965 to fill an unexpired term.  Cloud was then elected Auditor in 1966 which he served for 4 more years.  In 1970 Cloud won the Republican nomination for governor.  However, he lost in the election, the first time he lost an election during his career.  Cloud then retired from politics.  He died in Columbus on April 20, 1988.  Roger Cloud remains one of the most liked and respected politicians in Ohio's history.  He is a man DeGraff and Logan County can be proud to call their own.
    Person ID I72133  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 31, 2019 

    Father William Herbert Cloud,   b. Apr 19, 1885, Madison, Pickaway county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 29, 1968, Logan county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Ada Belle Larkin,   b. 1882,   d. May 17, 1958, Bellefontaine, Logan county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married May 05, 1906  Bellefontaine, Logan county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lewellyn Deweese,   b. Oct 10, 1904, Degraff, Logan county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 05, 1995, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Aug 12, 1934 
    Children 
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    Family ID F24666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart