Harry L. Gordon

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Harry Lincoln Gordon
Harry Lincoln Gordon.jpg
27th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
June 26, 1902 – January 11, 1904
GovernorGeorge K. Nash
Preceded byCarl L. Nippert
Succeeded byWarren G. Harding
Personal details
Born(1860-08-27)August 27, 1860
Metamora, Indiana
DiedNovember 1, 1921(1921-11-01) (aged 61)
Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Esther Langtree
Alma materDePauw University

Harry Lincoln Gordon (August 27, 1860 – November 1, 1921)[1][2] was an American politician who served as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1902 to 1904.[3]


Harry Lincoln Gordon was born August 27, 1860 at Metamora, Indiana, and attended schools there. His parents were M.B. and Sophia (Tracy) Gordon.[1][4] He graduated from DePauw University in 1882 with high honors in mathematics. He studied law at the office of McDonald, Butler, & Mason in Indianapolis, Indiana, was admitted to the bar and moved to Wichita, Kansas. Gordon was chosen city solicitor of Wichita, and was elected to represent Sedgwick County in the Kansas State Senate 1895-1896.[2]

In December, 1896, Gordon moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he practiced law. Mayor Tafel appointed him a member of the Board of Supervisors, and he became president of the body in 1900. He was appointed to a second term in 1902 by Mayor Fleischmann.[2]

In 1902, Carl L. Nippert resigned as Ohio Lieutenant Governor, and Governor Nash appointed Gordon to the position June 26, 1902.[2] In 1905, Gordon was the Republican candidate for Mayor, but lost to Edward J. Dempsey. This was his last campaign.[1]

Gordon was a Republican, a member of the Business Men's club, the Cuvier Club, and the Avondale Athletic Club. He was a Scottish Rite Mason. He married Esther Langtree of Aurora, Indiana, April 20, 1892, and had a son.[2] Gordon died from hardening of the arteries at his Avondale, Cincinnati home on November 1, 1921, and was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Obituaries". The Sigma Chi Quarterly. 41: 86–88. 1921.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mercer, James K.; Rife, Edward K. (1903). Representative men of Ohio, 1900-1903. Columbus: James K. Mercer. pp. 126–127.
  3. ^ list of Ohio Lieutenant Governors Ohio Secretary of State
  4. ^ Goss, Charles Frederic (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. 3. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 921–922.

External sources[edit]

Harry L. Gordon at Find a Grave

Political offices
Preceded by
Carl L. Nippert
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Warren G. Harding