Jacob A. Kohler

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Jacob Adams Kohler
Jacob A. Kohler-1896.jpg
circa 1896
18th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 11, 1886 – January 9, 1888
Preceded by James Lawrence
Succeeded by David K. Watson
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Summit County district
In office
January 7, 1884 – January 3, 1886
Preceded by John Park Alexander
Succeeded by Frank M. Green
Personal details
Born (1835-08-15)August 15, 1835
Reading, Pennsylvania
Died March 15, 1916(1916-03-15) (aged 80)
Akron, Ohio
Resting place Glendale Cemetery, Akron
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frances H. Coburn
Children two

Jacob Adams Kohler was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He was Ohio Attorney General from 1886-1887.


Kohler was born August 15, 1835 at Reading, Pennsylvania. When he was four months old, his family moved to Franklin Township, Summit County, Ohio. He received a public education and went to Lodi Academy. In 1859, he was admitted to the bar, and served as Prosecuting Attorney of Summit County two terms.[1] His first law partner was Sidney Edgerton.[2][3] Kohler married Frances H. Coburn May 16, 1860, and had two sons.[2]

In 1883 he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the Sixty-sixth General Assembly.[1][4] In 1885 he was elected Ohio Attorney General.[5] In 1895, he was elected a Common Pleas Court Judge.[1]

He died March 15, 1916 at his Akron home.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Smith, p. 515.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lane, p. 267.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marvin, p. 189-192.
  4. Ohio 1917, p. 299.
  5. Smith, p. 512.


Legal offices
Preceded by
James Lawrence
Attorney General of Ohio
Succeeded by
David K. Watson