Mark McElroy

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Mark McElroy
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39th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 14, 1963
Preceded by William B. Saxbe
Succeeded by William B. Saxbe
Personal details
Born October 16, 1906
Cleveland, Ohio
Died December 4, 1981(1981-12-04) (aged 75)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marie Niznol
Alma mater Kenyon College
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
For the Arkansas politician with the same name, see Mark McElroy (Arkansas politician).

Mark McElroy (October 16, 1906 – December 14, 1981) was a Democratic politician from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He served in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly and was Ohio Attorney General from 1959 to 1963.


McElroy was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906. He attended the city schools, and Kenyon College, where he won nine letters in football, baseball and basketball.[1] He was captain and quarterback in 1930 on the Kenyon Lords football team.[2] After graduating, he earned a law degree in 1934 from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.[1]

Immediately after college, McElroy ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio House of Representatives. He was an active Democrat, serving as ward leader, precinct committeeman, and member of the county executive committee.[1]

Before his election as Ohio Attorney General, McElroy was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio State Senate, and Cleveland City Council. He also unsuccessfully challenged Anthony J. Celebrezze for Mayor of Cleveland.[1]

McElroy was elected Attorney General in 1958 in a Democratic landslide,[1] and served one four-year term.

McElroy was married to Marie Niznol in about 1956.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Meet Mark McElroy, Ohio's Attorney General". Toledo Blade: 5. January 25, 1959. Retrieved January 11, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Football Team Captains". Kenyon College Athletics. Retrieved 2012-01-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Legal offices
Preceded by
William B. Saxbe
Ohio Attorney General
Succeeded by
William B. Saxbe