Alphonso Hart

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Alphonso Hart
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11th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 12, 1874 – January 10, 1876
Governor William Allen
Preceded by Jacob Mueller
Succeeded by Thomas L. Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by George L. Converse
Succeeded by Albert C. Thompson
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 3, 1865 – December 31, 1865
Preceded by Luther Day
Succeeded by N. D. Tidballs
In office
January 1, 1872 – January 4, 1874
Preceded by Henry McKinney
Succeeded by N. W. Goodhue
Personal details
Born (1830-07-04)July 4, 1830
Vienna, Ohio
Died December 23, 1910(1910-12-23) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Phebe Peck
Children two
Alma mater Grand River Institute

Alphonso Hart (July 4, 1830 – December 23, 1910) was a Republican politician from the U.S. State of Ohio who was a U.S. Representative, in the Ohio State Senate, and the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.


Hart was born in Vienna Township, Trumbull County, Ohio. His father died when he was age twelve, and he was bound out to a farmer for three years. After seven months he started out alone.[1] Hart attended the common schools and Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio, and studied law in Warren, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar August 12, 1851. Hart was married to Phebe Peck of Warren in 1856.


He moved to New Lisbon, Ohio, remained two years, and was then elected Assistant Clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives. He purchased the Democratic newspaper "Portage Sentinel" in Ravenna, Ohio, which he edited until he sold it in 1857. He also practiced in Ravenna.[1] He served as prosecuting attorney for Portage County from 1861 to 1864, when he resigned. He served as member of the Ohio Senate 1865, 1872, and 1874, and was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1874-1876. Presidential elector for Grant/Wilson in 1872.[2] In 1874 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1878 to Hillsboro, Ohio. In 1880 he was nominated for the Forty-seventh Congress in the seventh district but lost to John P. Leedom.[1] Hart was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress in the 12th district (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress. He served as Solicitor of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department from 1888 to 1892. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C..


Hart's wife, Phebe, died in 1868.[3] They had a son and a daughter.[4] Hart died in 1910 and is interred in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio USA.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smith 1898 : 321
  2. Smith 1898 : 307
  3. Crabb, W Darwin (1872). Biographical sketches of the state officers, and of the members of the 60th General Assembly of the State of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State Journal. pp. 25–26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Alphonso Hart". Find A Grave. Retrieved 27 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jacob Mueller
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Young
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George L. Converse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Albert C. Thompson

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