Biography of William W. Huff
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

This influential and popular citizen of Sherwood is one of the ablest lawyers practicing at the Defiance County Bar. A man of sound judgment, he manages his cases with masterly skill and tact, and has gained an enviable reputation among his professional brethren.

A native of Defiance county, Mr. Huff was born February 15, 1858, in Delaware township, a son of John and Celestia (Haynes) Huff, the former a native of Crawford county, Ohio. the latter of Summit county. Early in the '50s they came to Defiance county, where they were married, and in Delaware township they began their domestic life, and still continue to reside there, honored and respected by the entire community.

William W. Huff, the eldest in the family of ten children. was reared on his father's farm in Delaware township, in much the usual manner of farmer boys, obtaining his early education in the public schools of the neighborhood. Subsequently he attended the high school of Bryan, Ohio, for four years, graduating from that institution with the class of '81. In the same year he commenced the study of law in Bryan, but concluded his preparation for the legal profession with F. W. Knapp of Defiance. Being admitted to the Bar, he opened an office in Sherwood, in 1890. where he has since successfully engaged in practice. After his graduation he organized the Sherwood high school, which was then known as the township high school and was afterward merged into the Sherwood high school, which is a great credit to its founder. For five years he engaged in teaching.

The Democratic party has always found in Mr. Huff an earnest advocate of its principles, and by his fellow citizens he has been honored with a number of political positions, the duties of which he has most conscientiously and satisfactorily performed. During President Cleveland's first administration, he was appointed postmaster of Sherwood, filling that office for four years, and for the nine succeeding years, ending in April, 1895, he served as justice of the peace. He has taken an active part in all local affairs, and has cheerfully supported all enterprises for the public good. Both his public and private life are above reproach, and he is held in high regard by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Socially he affiliates with the Knights of Pythias.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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